In the course of a very funny reading about Barbara’s mother’s attempts to get her nose out of a book via horse-riding and general farm-based fun, Barbara burst into song to illustrate her love of the movie western. Her rendition of “Ole Faithful” had us clutching our sides, then we shared the fun with a group sing-song of “Home On the Range” further through the extract. The reading gave us all a taste of the witty, easy style of her work.
It was a marvellous group of friends and admirers who gathered to wish Barbara and her book well, with lots of good cheer and plenty of booksales!
VUP’s website has further launch info and a selection of pictures from the party www.victoria.ac.nz/vup