Saturday, 6 June 2009

Comments on 'Twice Born'


I have had some great feedbacks.The first one here is from a blog after reading a book review of 'Twice Born' and an interview online by Suzan Abrams. The rest are from people who came to the event in Borders.

Comments

A fascinating interview, Suzan, and I know that I’ll want to read this book. I have been all over South India and have also visited Glasgow. These two places are so utterly, wonderfully incommensurable that I can’t wait to read someone so intelligent linking them. That was such a wizard idea you had to show us the views from the window of her study. Now if only the garden weren’t quite so immaculate … sigh. : )
acacciatura



Hi Leela,

You did brilliantly - you should be very proud of yourself.

Ian.
Hello Leela
Thanks so much for inviting me to your launch. I have kept all my questions for the book circle on the 15th which I and the other members are really looking forward to. Your launch was a tremendous compliment to your achievement of having your first book published. I am sure it will sell well to great acclaim.
See you soon.
Maisie
Dear Leela
It was a most enjoyable launch, your reading especially - and what a good turnout! Some of these events are rather sparsely attended. I think you were right to keep it shortish. I'm sorry i had to had to rush off too - in pursuit of Monica - as an earnest lady was asking your opinion of Forster's Passage to India ! I hope sales go well, and good luck with the next novel.
Ann
Dear Leela
I was going to thank you for the invitation to a really enjoyable event - I'm sorry I didn't stay around but I'd had a busy morning and was a little tired. It was great to see such a big and keen audience and a real coup to have Ron introduce you. I'm so glad you got the main Borders for the launch in the end.

All the best


Hi Leela
I thought it went extremely well and was so pleased to see such a good turnout for you. Unless you are combining it with a social event I don’t believe it’s a good idea to make it over long.You spoke very well and I enjoyed your readings.Thanks for the pic – it has confirmed my belief that I don’t have a good side! When I’ve got a moment I’ll send on one of the photos I took of you to Chris to put on the Strathkelvin website. Will also put in a review when I’ve had the chance to read your book – things have been so chaotic recently that I just haven’t had the time to read anything.
Kindest Regards
Sharon
Hello LeelaMarion and I thoroughly enjoyed last night and thought you spoke for a perfect length of time. I must congratulate you on speaking so clearly and with the right balance of humour. Super that two of your ex students were there too. Marion went off to bed last night with your wee book of poems that I bought last summer and said she was only sorry she couldn't take longer over the reading of the poemsI hope you were able to sign lots of copies of the book. Marion was thrilled with hers and is going to start reading it properly on the plane home. I hope to find time to return to my editing of Love Re-Born and hope that some of your inspiration rubs off!!Love from Irene
Hi Leela

So sorry I can't be there, as you know election day is a busy one for politicians! But congratulations on your book being published, and I hope this evening's launch goes well
Best wishes
Jo Swinson@parliament.uk) MP
Hi Leela, Thanks for this, I'll pass this on to my team. We put a picture up on our website, please have a look if you have the chance. It was lovely working with you, and please keep us in mind when the second book comes out! Have a lovely weekend
Best Wishes
Leah (supervisor @borders Glasgow)

2 comments:

Suzan Abrams said...

Hi Leela,

My dear friend, acacciatura - (Wordy) is extremely selective/discerning about fiction possibilities. So you can take those comments as a high compliment.

Wonderful feedback!

Leela Soma said...

That's great to know about acacciatura. Does she have a blog?

Such a positive feedback is really good for a first novel.I'm pleased.

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