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My Experience at the Foyles Discovery Day

Many of you will know already that writing is my first love – it always has been and always will be. The more I travel, the more I want to document these adventures which allows me to combine my two greatest passions.

On Saturday, I travelled to London to take part in Foyles Discovery Day where I was able to pitch the novel I’ve been working on to a literary agent from Curtis Brown or Conville and Walsh, followed by a mini Q&A session with another agent.

For me, this is the height of excitement – and a real test of skill.

I decided to be extra prepared, so I put together the synopsis of my novel, printed out the first page and packed my bag the night before so I was all ready to go. Being me, I was secretly looking forward to the train journey, the ability to sit down and crack on with stuff I’d been meaning to do for a while, or continue reading the irresistible A Hundred Pieces of Me by Lucy Dillon – a great read I highly recommend.

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  • I never really know what to do with myself in photos...
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I’m not an insta perfect poser which means we generally end up with nuggets like this 🤦‍♀️😂
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What do you prefer: real life or insta perfect?
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  • The mornings and evenings are slowly starting to get lighter. Who else is dying for spring to arrive? 🙋‍♀️
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How was your weekend? Did you manage to survive Storm Dennis unscathed?
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  • Day 2 in my New York itinerary —
This dreary weather and storm Dennis is making me crave a holiday.
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Whilst we hibernate and avoid the bad weather, I’ll be dreaming of New York.
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May even finish doing our photobook this weekend 🤦‍♀️
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  • Happy Valentine’s Day ❤️
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  • This is a coffinette.
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It’s where Tutankhamun’s liver was stored in his tomb *shudders*
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And it’s the first time this artefact has been outside of Egypt. Creepy and fascinating.
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The second photo is a sculpture of Horus that sat atop one of Tutankhamun’s chariots...less creepy.
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I absolutely love Egyptian mythology. Growing up, I was obsessed with ancient Egypt and desperately wanted to be an Egyptologist. It’s a little (maybe a lot) more gruesome in real life but it’s still a fascinating civilisation.
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I went to the Saatchi Gallery in London at the weekend to visit the new Tutankhamun exhibition they have. It’s commemorating 100 years since Howard Carter discovered King Tut’s tomb, and many of the artefacts on display have never left Egypt before.
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It was an incredible experience that’s left me with a longing to visit Egypt.
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If you’re interested in the exhibition, there’s a blog now live on my website 🙌
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  • On Sunday, I went to the Saatchi Gallery in London to visit the Tutankhamun exhibition.
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It was an amazing experience with so many artefacts having never left Egypt before.
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There were 150 funerary artefacts in total, discovered by Howard Carter in King Tut’s tomb, including over 400 shabtis (small figurines of workers thought to serve the pharaoh in the Netherworld, many of which had their own miniature tools, determining which trade they would be doing in the afterlife)
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It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The exhibition is in London until 3rd May before it leaves for Boston. It’s the final world tour these artefacts will make before making their way to the new museum in Egypt. —
On a side note...a distinct lack of Egyptian themed emojis out there!
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If you want to know more, head over to today’s blog post; I share the full experience and more photos of what was on display. Link in bio.
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