Beverley was very foggy and seemed deserted when we arrived but soon got busy.
|But soon built up|
It was then I saw a folk band called 'Freedom's Road' setting up about a hundred metres down the road from the signing venue. I decided to creep over and have a chat.
I stalked them like a sheep dog and watched at least half a dozen people go into the store. Well worth it. And thank you Freedom's Road who, among other snippets of wonder, told me that they remembered F*@!$#g David Bowie when he was poor and stealing milk! The things you hear huh? Wonderful.
|Mum in Beverley before the kick off|
|This market stall agreed to point crime fans in our direction too, so thanks for your support guys|
And so to Hull.
The Beverley signing was successful but what happened in Hull was way beyond my expectations.
Both signings were for 2 hours but within 6 minutes we had surpassed Beverley sales and were quickly heading for a Personal Best, which we got!
|Adam, being uncharacteristically shy|
All manner of people turned up for the signing. Including some of the stars below.
|These two little monkeys insisted on leaping in front of the camera every time I set up a shot, resulting in 12 pics to get this one!|
|Saleswoman at work|
|Background, the lesser spotted George|
|The fully stocked table (lasted about 20 mins)|
|The wonderful Jessica, whom I promised to make famous. Her family and Jessica stayed to chat to us for a good while and gave a welcome boost during a lull in the proceedings|
|We didn't escape the local plod, who required some serious palm greasing to stop them carting Penny away in irons.|
Just the WH Smith York signings on 26th Nov to go now (12-2pm Coney Street and 2.30-4.30pm Monks Cross Shopping Centre), oh and the WH Smith Scarborough one on the 3rd Dec. Ah, wait, I'm pretty sure there's a signing in WH Smith Harrogate on the 10th Dec too. Yes. And I fear there may also be another signing at Adam's WH Smith, Prospect Centre, Hull store on the 17th Dec... then we can relax.... until Christmas....
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