Celebrity support for editor's book signing

Celebrity support for editor's book signing

FARTIN' BOOK: Peter Barron, editor of The Northern Echo, signs copies of his book

GOOD WISHES: Actor John Challis, who played Boycie in Only Fools and Horses

First published in News Darlington and Stockton Times: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Reporter (Darlington)

NORTHERN Echo editor Peter Barron received a celebrity ‘good luck’ message before a book-signing event at the weekend.

Mr Barron sold more than 50 copies of his book, Fartin’ Martin Sidebottom, in the signing at the Waterstone’s store, in Darlington’s Cornmill shopping centre.

He received a ‘good-luck’ message on Twitter from former Only Fools and Horses star John Challis, who played Boyice in the iconic sit-com.

The actor is starring as Captain Hook in pantomime in Middlesbrough.

In a blog entry following the event, Mr Barron wrote: “Delighted with [the] book-signing.

“Sold more than 50 copies, each with a free whoopee cushion, and I would have settled for that before I started.

“There was even a good luck message from John Challis.”

The book is the first in the Monstrous Morals series, a collection of rhymes aimed at children who have picked up bad habits.

For more information, visit monstrousmorals.co.uk

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2:12pm Sun 16 Dec 12

GeordieB says...

So did the Editor pay The Northern Echo for this advertising piece masquerading as news?
So did the Editor pay The Northern Echo for this advertising piece masquerading as news? GeordieB
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9:24am Wed 19 Dec 12

Peter Barron says...

Quite a sad comment really. Surely, it's news if any local person has a book published. We cover book signings for local authors all the time.
Quite a sad comment really. Surely, it's news if any local person has a book published. We cover book signings for local authors all the time. Peter Barron
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