Constance Harding is not your average Surrey housewife. Alongside her fondness for bell-ringing, biscuit-baking and match-making, Constance was also the star of a hugely popular blog written for Telegraph.co.uk. And now Ceri Radford’s brilliant comic character is the heroine of A Surrey State of Affairs, the laugh-out-loud debut novel, to be published by Abacus on 31 March.
Something of a blog aficionado, Constance also returns online in a brand new series of blog posts detailing her life as a fledgling author. As a special Friday treat we have the first 150 words for you!
Constance Harding Blog Post 1
Thursday 10th February 2011
I wonder if any of my old friends – Canary Islander, Dolores, Expat in the USA – are out there, or even my detractors, like the impertinent man with a cape-wearing avatar who once had the nerve to call me a harridan. I hope time has caused his head hair to recede and his nasal hair to flourish.
But I digress. Any of my old readers will recall that I last blogged at the very end of 2008, after a tumultuous year in which my daughter absconded with an oligarch, my Lithuanian housekeeper committed the worse atrocity on behalf of her nation since the Eurovision song contest of 2006, my husband Jeffrey and I embarked on an impromptu adventure in Argentina and I bought a “Miss Kitty” vest top. I had thought, after all these events, that nothing could surprise me any more. I was wrong.
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For more information on the book and author check out Ceri Radford’s Facebook Fanpage here.
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