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"Annabel" proofs, devotion to editors

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Well, the proofs of "Annabel" arrived by courier this morning. The dog got excited and woke the neighbourhood. The book runs to 472 pages, which came as a surprise - it has lovely layout and type, with generous margins and a spacious, easy feel. Here is a link to the cover image and synopsis on House of Anansi's site: http://www.anansi.ca/titles.cfm?pub_id=1395 I have found a photograph of my editor, Lynn Henry, and set it in the frame with another of my first book's editor, John Metcalf. I was going to leave Lynn's in the frame temporarily until I bought a little frame for her to occupy all by herself, but I kinda like the way the two of them look together, John all sweet and writerly in front of The Elgin Diner, and Lynn folding her arms and grinning as if she has just stolen and lapped up a lovely bowl of cream. I am devoted to my editors.
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On April 11th, 2010 01:39 pm (UTC), (Anonymous) commented:
Congratulations!!
Annabel sounds amazing, Kathleen---I can't wait to read it. You are very lucky to have found good editors, as it seems they are very much a dying breed.

So you've sold your house in Holyrood---no plans to go back and live there, or is Montreal home for the foreseeable?

Gab xxoo
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On April 12th, 2010 02:19 am (UTC), kathleenwinter replied:
Re: Congratulations!!
Thank you, dear Gab,
Yes, I am lucky. And yes, Montreal is home for the foreseeable. The magnolias are almost out and we have our bicycles on the go again already, and last night Dear One and I went to a little French restaurant and had a bottle of bubbly and some scallops and foie gras. And Gab, I have other news now but not official yet so will tell you privately.xo
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