A wonderful day spent at Coughton Hall, Studley, as a guest of Lady Throckmorton for her literary festival. Welcomed by Charlie Throckmorton and enjoyed his company until it was time for lunch. This was taken outside on one of the few nice days of last year. The speech went well, although I think as I am as yet a relatively unknown author the small audience was thankfully swelled by various Throckmorton family members brought in specially. It was kind of Charlie to organise this.