It was all set up. A panel discussion as part of a local literary festival all about – you’ve guessed – children’s books, past and present and why they are so important, why libraries are so important, why getting children to love reading is so important.
There was an enthusiastic take up for the event and, apart from me, the panelists were Isabel Thomas, James Nicol, Helen Moss and the chair was to be Candy Gourlay.
Should have been a great evening but then Storm Doris intervened. Two panelists stuck in London and no trains running, trees all over the road and an electricity blackout so it all had to be cancelled.
Never mind, it will be reconvened and surely lightning (or storm) can’t strike twice – can it?!