I could not have been more welcomed than I was last Thursday (26 July) at Kingston-upon-Thames Rotary Club, who invited me along to talk about my latest novel, ‘Expulsion’. I was impressed by the sheer amount of work this club does for the local community and how well networked they are into local charities, schools and other local organisations in the Royal Borough, including the Chamber of Commerce and the Council itself.
I learnt all this from President Ann who has been in post less than a month. I was also impressed by the sheer number of lady members. Our club (Nonsuch Rotary https://www.nonsuchrotary.org/) ) has some way to go if we are to attract more female members but this club has achieved an almost 50-50 mix.
The venue for this lunch time gathering was The Antoinette Hotel (https://www.antoinettehotel.com/). The lunch was superb and served by the hotel’s friendly staff.
I thoroughly enjoyed my couple of hours at the club, including speaking to this very dynamic group. So thank you, Paul, for inviting me, Anne for hosting me and all those members who bought copies of my novels. I hope you enjoy a summer read!