Dorothy Hakim reviews the Meg Rosoff event

9 May

The words ‘fate’ and ‘hilarious’ sum up author Meg Rosoff completely. Last week I was lucky enough to hear her talk at the Hexham Book Festival and have never once regretted it since. Meg told us about fate and how it can change your life. She talked about it with humour and in such a way that, as I looked around the theatre, every single pair of eyes was focused on her. ‘It was fate’, she told us, that found her a lovely husband, stopped her becoming a screenwriter, didn’t let her publish a pony book with sex in it and made her famous. ‘It is fate’ that affects our lives every day whether we notice it or not, she said. Yet another reason we should stop, look and listen before we cross the road!: you never know what fate is going to do to your life. Those of you who have read Meg’s book ‘Just in Case’ will know what I mean when I say that she is obsessed with fate. I will let her off because she is such a fabulous writer. And I wish her the best of luck for the film of ‘How I Live Now’. Good luck Meg!

Meg Rosoff appeared at the Queen’s Hall, Hexham at 10.30am and 1.30pm, Monday 30th April as part of the 2012 Hexham Book Festival. For more information about the forthcoming film, you may like to visit Meg’s own website.

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