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Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Book. Four Words.

So, I've got news. I got an email just before Christmas. It was from a fellow knackered mother and wine lover. Oh, and she was also an editorial director for a publishing company and asked if I would like to write a wine book. At which point, my knees buckled and I had to sit down. Eldest Boy asked me if I was okay. I let out a squeal. So did the children. They had no idea what they were squealing about, they were just happy to be squealing. Anyway, news is the KMWC book will be out in February next year, a hardback with groovy illustrations. The full title is The Knackered Mother's Wine Club: Fridge-door whites and in-the-rack reds; how to choose, taste and enjoy wine. By Helen McGinn. 


This one is for you. 


KM x

56 comments:

  1. OMG! What fabulous news, well done, very well done I can't wait to see it now xx

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    1. Thanks Mari, let's celebrate with a glass of wine at BritMums Live! x

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  2. Amazing news, and very well deserved. I'd like to pre-order my copy now please!

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    1. I'll be reminding you when ready ;) and thank you!

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  3. How exciting! Would I happen to know the illustrator? ;o)

    Congratulations!

    X

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    1. Fabulous news Helen. Can I reserve a signed copy please?
      Annabel

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  4. Ganny La La is so proud and excited, but then she is my daughter!

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    1. Ha ha, that's hilarious. MUM - you are logged on as me! x

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    2. I know, but I'm not a blugger!

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    3. MUM, THIS IS IDENTITY THEFT.

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  5. Well done you! I will be pre-ordering a copy.

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  6. Wonderful wonderful news, And we all know it will be a wonderful wonderful book. When can we pre-order on Amazon?

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    1. Absolutely no idea! *makes note to find out*

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  7. congratulations! that's amazing news

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    1. Thanks Jamie, looking forward to catching up next month x

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  8. Congratulations!!!! (And NOW can I say 'we knew her when...?')

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    1. Thanks! And of course, as long as that screen test stays a SECRET x

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  9. Much deserved Congratulations. Fantastic news. Now I know what my birthday Amazon voucher is going on and I would also like to know when I can order a copy! Great stuff. Well done you!

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    1. Not until Feb 2013! But don't worry, I will be reminding you all ;)

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  10. Excellent news Knackered Mother! Can't wait to buy it.

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  11. As my mother said, "How does she do it with three children?!" So proud to know you! x

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  12. Great news! Look forward to publication and book-signing tour??? Congratulations.

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    1. Thank you! And, yes, I hope so, esp. if there is wine ;)

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  13. Well done! Very well deserved! I think you might have been 3 wording Simon mayo on radio 2 this afternoon??! Cx

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    1. Thank you darl, and yes, that was me! Couldn't resist, I'd bored everyone here with it, so had to turn to a new audience x

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  14. *scream* that is very exciting! Well done :-)

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  15. Dr Uncle Bunny15 March 2012 21:27

    Fabulous.
    Now sit down and have a large glass of wine. 60,000 to 80,000 or even 100,000 is a lot of zeros and I mean words. A lot of thinking, frustration and tears. A lot of "why did they ever ask me, I'm a KM and far too busy".
    Don't despair.
    Keep it real, but please don't just do a Clarkson where every chapter is simply a different Sunday Times article - I love Clarkson but he's the world's laziest writer and only sells in spades because he has a TV show.
    Your book will be different because it will tell a story, a lovely journey with every anecdote cleverly woven into the fabric. A book which contains just your blog entries is not good enough.
    You must focus on two things. First, what is my story - that's your vine. Secondly, how do I weave my leaves around the vine to make it a thing of beauty. I've done the odd bit of story telling in the last few years (every PhD tells a story) so anytime you want a hand just call.

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    1. Dr Uncle Bunny15 March 2012 21:37

      I've just realised - silly me for being slow. Let them ghost the sequel; the first must come from your heart.

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    2. You are like Confucius. Except younger. Thank you and can promise, it is all new stuff x

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    3. Dr Uncle Bunny15 March 2012 22:07

      It is a widely accepted Wisdom that Confucius owned a Junk but Aristotle owned a Speed Boat. So looking forward to hearing about your new project at the beginning of the allium lifting season. X

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    4. You make the fact that my children pull the heads off your beautiful flowers wound so poetic...

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  16. Late to the party, but one word: YAY! I was going to say Motherf*ckin yay but I suspect that's two. Or possibly three.

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    1. Thanks! Over the motherf*cking moon x

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  17. Congratulations! Hope it gets reprinted in many numerous editions. I think I know who the dedication will be to.

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  18. Blimey! There's good news all over the bloomin' internet tonight (or not tonight, because I'm late as usual) but still

    YAY!

    So amazingly well done you!

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    1. Thank you! Very happy, will no doubt still be grinning from ear to ear when we meet in June!

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  19. Wow! I am a bit late picking up on this news but that is fantastic Helen! Well done for all your hard work. I love the way your blog looks these days; it's made me want to give mine a makeover. I will definitely buy the book, and it will make a good pressie for a few other knackered mothers I know! See you at BritMums. Peggy xxx

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  20. Wow, well done you, what a marvellous acolade.

    Mich x

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  21. Thank you Peggy, really looking forward to catching up! xx

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  22. Mich, thanks too, thrilled that you came by!

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  23. That is wonderful, wonderful news. Marvellous! Now go and have a drink for me...

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    1. Thank you, and I will do as you say!

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  24. Glad to have found you too! Your book sounds perfect for me for I am a knackered mother and muchly do I drink wine.

    Sx

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  25. Congratulations! Meant to ask this before but did Simon Mayo read out your 'three-word Wednesday' last week?? "Book deal signed" from "Helen"?? Quite a coinkidink if not??

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