Here are some of the (unsolicited) comments people have been kind enough to send me after hearing me speak.
Being in the presence of such a delightful and articulate wordsmith was a true pleasure and an evening I thoroughly enjoyed.
Colin Pitt, Marketing Manager, Cadbury/Mondelez International
Thank you for joining us last night and for entertaining us with such a wonderful and interesting talk on Beatrice Cadbury. I spoke to many people afterwards and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the evening and were really impressed by your enthusiasm for the Cadbury family.
Sue Harrold, Chair, Hagley Tangent
Thank you so much for your lovely talk; everyone had a most enjoyable afternoon.
Brenda Daish, Mothers Union
Thank you again for one of the very best Monday meetings I can remember.
John Phillips, Solihull U3A
… many thanks again for a brilliant talk. [We] put out about 90 chairs so it was a great turnout! I’ve had nothing but positive feedback from members of the audience, both on the night and during the following week – people were stopping me on the street to say how much they enjoyed it.
Barry Simmons, Leominster Festival
I wanted to thank you for speaking at our lunch on Friday. It was lovely to meet you and to hear ‘Beatrice Cadbury’s story’. I’m already engrossed in the book, and funnily enough I’ve just literally come off the phone to one of the ladies who attended. I was asking her whether she’d enjoyed Friday and whether she’d bought the book … and she’s finished it, said she couldn’t put it down!
Liz Webb, Solihull Chamber of Commerce
We shall recommend you in all directions!
Mrs E. Williams, Quinbourne W.I.
Thank you so much for facilitating your writing workshop at Yes Women Will on Saturday. The participants have been full of praise.
Dr Lorna Cork, Yes Women Will
May I most sincerely thank you for your part in Friday’s Literary Dinner – it was lovely to meet you, and you have certainly cornered a very successful story with Beatrice and family!
Jane Flint Bridgewater, President S.I. Stourbridge
My favourite talk came from Fiona Joseph who did ‘Celebrating Beatrice
Cadbury: the radical Quaker’. The blurb described it well in the following way:
Why did the chocolate manufacturer?s daughter try to donate her inherited fortune to the Cadbury workers? This session will follow Beatrice Cadbury’s journey from respectable Quaker girl to radical anti-capitalist campaigner attempting her own form of the redistribution of wealth.
tractorgirl, online review of Greenbelt Festival 2010
Thank you very much indeed for your excellent talk on Tuesday on Beatrice Cadbury. I had not appreciated that Cadbury’s had such a strong link to Holland and that one of the family took such a different direction in her life. Everyone I spoke to afterwards was fascinated too and thoroughly enjoyed themselves.”
Frances Rumball, Librarian, Castle Bromwich Library
Many thanks indeed for the talk. Everyone enjoyed it. I’ve had great feedback.”
Sadie Hamilton, Librarian, Chelmsley Wood Library
Thanks for a great talk at Chelmsley Wood today. Went down really well.”
Angela Day, Solihull Libraries, via Twitter
Really enjoyed your talk on Beatrice Cadbury the other evening. Looking forward to reading your book on her life.”
Christine Clark, Monday Club member
V. impressive. Sitting listening to the astonishing saga, I found it easy to walk with Beatrice and the soul-mate she eventually found. Such brave people at a time when most societies in Europe were bigoted and hypocritical in the extreme. An admirable performance all round, and you can quote me …
Tony Sheppard, Author of SPLINTERS