Monday, 1 August 2011

Harrogate International Crime Festival 2011

Here are a few photos we took.  
 Lee Child reading Dead End
   Chris came all the way from Belgium
 With Dreda Say Mitchell, Festival Chair and brilliant author
 Sharing a joke with Mark Lawson
 Big Lee and Little Leigh
 Signing my books for fans
 With Chris Simmons and Graham Smith from Crimesquad
 With Sonia from In Touch Magazine in Cyprus
 Signing books for fans

And finally - we couldn't go to Harrogate without paying a visit to Bettys Tea Shop!

15 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

I wouldn't mind meeting Lee child.

Leigh Russell said...

Lee who, Charles? LOL - seriously, he's a real charmer, a genuinely nice guy.

Guillaume said...

Oh that's the kind of event I would love to go to.

Leigh Russell said...

Come along in 2012, Guillaume. You won't be disappointed!

Chris Stovell said...

Wow! Congratulations; impressive pictures and impressive company (for Big Lee that is, who must have been thrilled to meet you!). From the accounts I've read it sounds like a great event.

paula said...

Hi Leigh,
Paula from Birds, here. I'm happy to see your books are doing so well and, as a reader, I understand why. Thanks for stopping by my blog, and for sending good wishes before my surgery. If it's still good, I may take you up on that guest post offer. Cheers!

Leigh Russell said...

Very funny, Chris. I'm sure Lee Child was totally thrilled... ! Seriously, it was certainly a thrill for me. He's a really nice guy.

Leigh Russell said...

Hi Paula, I hope all's going well with you. Of course I'd be happy to do a guest post on your blog. Just give me the word when you want it. Best wishes.

Sonia Kilvington said...

Hi Leigh
Great pictures - thanks for including the one of us together. Very nice selection - they will look good on your next feature for In Touch especially Lee Child reading your book!
(The old guy at Betty's is my favourite)
Sonia X

Star said...

Famous, you're famous! Well done Leigh. It was great to meet you last week in Hitchin. I'm looking forward to starting one of the books very soon.

Leigh Russell said...

Thanks, Sylvia. But what's with the 'old guy'? Could you be referring to the eternally youthful hubby!!! ;-)

Leigh Russell said...

Lovely to meet you too, Star. I hope you enjoy Road Closed and Dead End as much as Cut Short.

Pat said...

The 'Dead End' in the photo looks bigger than mine. Has it grown?

Leigh Russell said...

That's funny, Pat. The copy Lee Child is holding looks much bigger than the copy I'm holding in another photo although all the copies are the same size. I guess the book must have been swelling with pride at being read by Lee Child!

wow gold said...

Famous, you're famous! Well done Leigh. It was great to meet you last week in Hitchin. I'm looking forward to starting one of the books very soon.