We knew that there was going to be a big crowd coming to meet Sir David Attenborough. He is without doubt one of our most loved and cherished public figures and his latest book Drawn From Paradise, co-authored with Errol Fuller, is a work of beauty.
Fans of his were in the shop and milling around a full 2 1/2 hours before his scheduled appearance at 4.30pm and by 3.00pm the queue had started forming. It grew and grew and grew until it snaked all the way around the balcony of the Norrington Room
By this stage we were a little nervous that everyone would get their books signed but we needn’t have feared – the two authors worked at an incredible pace to make sure that they got through this seething mass of humanity.
It was one of those days when it felt special to work here – customers were genuinely grateful that we had secured him for a visit and to see the Norrington Room packed to the rafters gladdened the heart.
Next in our Autumn / Winter signings is Philip Pullman on Saturday 10th November at 3pm and then we have Michael Palin on December 6th at lunchtime. We look forward to welcoming you…