A Foxy-T Twitter trail?

Lara Pawson, author of the brilliant and just-published This is the Place to Be, is tearing pages out of my novel Foxy-T and tacking them up around London—in a good way.

Here’s one she Tweeted earlier.

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This has nothing to do with me, or perhaps it does in that Lara mentioned it and I loved the idea, but I am not involved as such, and have no idea where Lara has put the pages—although actually I’m pretty sure that I do recognise the location above.

screen-shot-2016-10-18-at-18-35-07Lara has form, too. Earlier this year she did something similar with Julian Stannard’s poetry collection What Were You Thinking—distributing the pages en route between London and the Midi-Pyrenees area of France, and followed that with pages torn from Joanna Walsh’s Hotel which were—in Joanna’s words—‘scattered in French hotels, restaurants, guestrooms…’

foxy-t_gray318cover2Part peripatetic performance, part pamphleteering, part book art, it’s a lovely, slightly Quixotic, and actually extremely elusive and ephemeral idea—distributing the pages of a book in this way, to be seen or not.

Is it also perhaps a way of externalising the reading experience, or of sharing either particular and favourite passages or a general enthusiasm? I don’t know, but I feel like I’m in great company, and when I get a chance I’ll ask Lara more about it. If I find out I’ll let you know.

screen-shot-2016-10-18-at-18-43-24As with Pawson’s previous two escapades, the pages of Foxy-T are being photographed and tweeted in situ.

This time around however, Lara has suggested an added dimension to the Foxy-T Twitter trail. She has said that the person who locates and tweets the most pages will win a signed copy of my novel. I was delighted to agree to this suggestion, and I have a copy here, ready to sign for Lara to send to the winner!

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