Two Events

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I attended two events last night. The launch of the Youth Festival at l' 'Institut Francais and Egmont's annual author party.

At the first, Michael Rosen and Carl Norac were in conversation with Quentin Blake in front of an audience consisting mainly of schoolchildren from Hackney. Rosen was on fine eye-popping form and finished with a reading of one of his best-known poems, concerning the difficulties of a teacher attempting to take the register.

Unfortunately, as I had another event to get to (see further down), I was unable to stay for the cocktail reception.

The Egmont party was held at The Courtauld Institute of Art Gallery. It was a fine venue, with so many of the world's best-loved paintings on show (see Shirley Hughes scrutinising Van Gogh's cut-ear painting) and views of the ice skating out of the window. ACHUKA achieved over a million pageviews during October (pageviews, not hits), so I know it's popular, but given the reluctance of ACHUKA's audience to engage in online discussion and feedback (notwithstanding the significant support over the recent issue of proofs), it's always good to meet authors and illustrators and hear how much they use and appreciate the site. Paul Howard told me that he has ACHUKA set as his home page. And Beverly Birch said that she was inundated with emails after we featured Egmont's microsite promoting her new novel.

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