I love the excitement of ‘live’ events, meeting all of my wonderful customers!
Here’s where I’ll be and remember … prices at events are MUCH cheaper!
Wedgwood Christmas Fair, Barlaston, Stoke on Trent. Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th December. 10 – 4pm
…….and lots planned for 2019 ….. watch this space!
Television Programme – The Somme, The first 24 Hours with Tony Robinson
2016 was an amazing year! The Meakin Diaries features the diaries of Frank Meakin, who fought for the Sheffield City Battalion in World War 1. His diaries were heavily featured by the ‘Discovery Channel’ on a programme called ‘ The Somme, the First 24 Hours’ produced by Dragonshead Productions broadcasted on 1st July 2016. The programme is about the Sheffield City Battalion and includes the re-enactment of the Battle of the Somme and includes Sir Tony Robinson interviewing my husband Nick and myself about the Battalion and their adventures, all of which are included in the book. In addition I was featured in the BBC production of the ‘Somme Commemorations’ on 1st July 2016, with Dan Snow and Huw Edwards.
London Book Week 2016, Olympia
I attended the London Book Week at Olympia, London on Wednesday 13th April 2016 which was fantastic and have been featured in the Austin Macauley 10 year catalogue – the only author to be given a whole page! Wow!
On the Austin Macauley stand at the London Book Fair 2016 at Olympia
The London Book Fair Olympia 2016
The book was republished in Hardback on 30th June 2016, with a Foreword written by Tony Robinson where he has written:
‘The Meakin Diaries are an honest, unpretentious account of one young, Sheffield man’s journey to the Battle of the Somme, and the lovely Penny Meakin, with whom I spent a fascinating afternoon filming, has done a tremendous job bringing t hem to life for the general reader.
I heartily recommend this book to anyone interested in the First World War and those who fought in it.’
The Meakin Diaries is available in both paperback (10.99) and hardback (£16.99) from Austin Macauley, Amazon, W H Smith, Waterstones and any other well known book sellers.
Penny Meakin with Tony Robinson