5th September 2011
On Saturday I took part in a local Bazaar, selling second-hand books. It was fun. Actually I have a surplus stock left over of “La Pucelle – the Real Joan of Arc” by Ada Ruth Dogger, published by my own company Genie Quest Publishing before it closed down. A pile of these formed the central piece of the table with a special offer. These books have been hidden in my loft for many years and I was glad to bring them out into the light again.
One man listened intently as I explained the background to this unique edition, written in autobiographical style as if Joan herself is telling us her story. The information is actually based on historical records found in the National Archives of France and written by a contemporary of Joan. It is a beautifully produced book of nearly 400 pages. About half an hour later the man returned. “I sat down to have a coffee and thought of what you said. Now I have come back to buy that book.”
We just don’t know when our light shines.
Anyone interested in purchasing a copy, please e-mail me on firstname.lastname@example.org Bargain half price at ten euro plus postage. It certainly brings history alive, better than any Hollywood movie.
Life is work and pleasure at the moment as summer lingers on into September here in Greece.