Victoria talked to the Twickenham Gardening Association about her journalism, poetry, her rescue greyhounds and the famous people she has interviewed. Though she is a poor gardener herself, she has interviewed some excellent ones: Susan Hampshire, Wendy Craig, Isla Blair, Gayle Hunnicutt – and she has met Alan Titchmarsh – at the Savoy Hotel, no less. She had hopes of chatting to him about her plants, but he was constantly surrounded by women who had the same idea.
Everyone was very warm and welcoming – and Victoria appreciated the coffee (plus a choc biscuit and a hob-nob) – and the lively discussion after the talk. The audience was very interested in journalism and asked some challenging questions. Afterwards, Victoria signed copies of her books.
Victoria was accompanied by her friend Janet Marcantonio, who did the bookselling and the driving – and was, as always, very supportive. Many thanks to Mike Collas who organised the event so well – and to Eileen Collas for being an excellent “hostess”.