Didn’t make it to the Costa 2013 Award Ceremony? Not to worry. It went like this (but with a lot more standing around):
Hi Nathan,I just finished reading The Shock.. and want to say thank you so much. My first instinct was that I had to share your wonderful book with all of my family and friends and then blow me, when I read the Q and A with you at the end of the novel that is just what you said you would hope for. Well it wads out 6.30 when I finished it and I thought a little too early to text people to tell them they MUST read it but I will when it seems a more reasonable time to. Hope you are busy on another book now. Congratulations and best wishes, Gill.