Because you can't have depths without surfaces.
Linda Grant, thinking about clothes, books and other matters.

Friday, 22 February 2008

On the road

From early Monday I am on a three-week book tour of Singapore, Adelaide, Melbourne, various places in New Zealand, culminating in a one-day shopping trip in Hong Kong. (Thank you, Sarah.) Details of the events will be going up on my main website in the next day or two.

I will be maintaining this site, but it will be more of a travel diary. No thought for the day, I'm afraid, or polls.

In the meantime, I'm pleased to say that I have just signed a contract with my publisher to write a non-fiction book about our relationship with clothes. The provisional title was Why Clothes Matter, but my editor has come up with a better name: The Thoughtful Dresser. Now why didn't I think of that? Publication is scheduled for this time next year.

I hope to meet some of you in Singapore, Australia and New Zealand. In the meantime, keep checking in.

13 comments:

Toby Wollin said...

Take a hat and some sunscreen, Linda.

L said...

Congratulations!

materfamilias said...

Wonderful news -- another book to look forward to. By the way, the listserv I subscribe to here for Vancouver-ites interested in all things bookish (sent out by the Vanc'r International Writers Festival) mentioned, in the latest newsletter, your book and listed several links to reviews. Of course, as a loyal reader here, I was one step ahead with my copy already ordered. Have a good trip!

materfamilias said...

Vancouver, BC, Canada, I should have said

K.Line said...

What great news for you. I love the topic - and the title. K

mq, cb said...

Congratulations on your book deal. Have a lovely trip to the Far East and do let us know how you find the shopping.

Anonymous said...

Have a great trip and congratulations on your new book deal.

Els

Steph said...

You only have one day to shop in Hong Kong? That's a shame. I recommend another day to go off the beaten track to the warehouses - Joyce, Lane Crawford, Space (Prada, Miu Miu). I also live in Hong Kong and am happy to take you to these places if you have the time. If I don't end up meeting you I highly recommend you check out Vivienne Tam - you may find the perfect dress there. Also, as a New Zealander I agree with Toby - take a hat and sunscreen! Have a great trip!

Anonymous said...

I've just read your Guardian article on Mutton dressers reprinted in Melbourne's Age newspaper. I'm finding mid-40s a terrible age to dress - I am conscious of not wanting to dress too young, but I don't want to dress too old either. Most shops seem to cater for young women or my mother! For work I've always liked wearing a fairly classic look, but now I fear that it might age me. I could try to develop my individual style, but between work, 3 teenagers and postgrad study, I don't have much time to give this due attention. I wish someone would just open a shop catering to my age group, so I could go in there knowing that I wouldn't end up looking like mutton dressed as lamb, or just mutton....
*Mel*

Gigi said...

Welcome to Hong Kong, the shopping capital :)

evi said...

welcome to Singapore! The great shopping belt of Orchard road. From the high end Paragon Mall to the quirky young funky shops of Far East Plaza.

Hope you'll have a great time!

E

miss cavendish said...

Have a wonderful promotional trip, Linda. I look forward to your newest book too.

Anonymous said...

When are you scheduled to stop in Singapore? I tried checking your other site, but couldn't find the information. Hope I haven't missed you already!

Michelle