Simon Brett began his speech at the Crimefest Gala Dinner with a line that ran something like, ‘It’s very exciting for a writer to be in a room with more than one person in it.’
How true. Having spent the weekend in a perpetual state of excitement, I now feel the need to lie down quietly in a darkened room for a considerable length of time.
Crimefest was entertaining, educational, and overwhelming. I have a strong suspicion that by the end I was talking complete rubbish, so apologies to anyone who thinks the same thing. With luck I’ll recover the power of coherent speech in time for the Historical Mystery Writers panel at the Steyning Festival on 28 May.