This month I discovered that talking about my new book and signing copies over tea and cake was an excellent way to meet readers new and old. I am used to speaking about my writing in church halls and village institutes around the Dales but in the past weeks the surroundings have been rather pleasanter. In the Garden Rooms at Tennants, Leyburn, I stood at a lectern complete with a carved mouse at the base. The Stripey Badger Bookshop in Grassington includes a tearoom that provided a cosy atmosphere on a wintery afternoon. Tea and cake seems to be a theme at my talks and I have always enjoyed home baked offerings at the end of a WI evening. My recent teatime talks have been no exception and participants have enjoyed tea with cakes or cream scones while I answer questions and sign books. My next talk is at Limestone Books in Settle on 14th November at 5.30 pm.