Lemony Snicket

As one of 70 winners of a competition to attend the latest Unfortunate Event, I ventured to the Clink Prison Museum in Southwark on Monday. The event was most entertaining, beginning with the singing of "Unhappy Birthday" to a girl whose birthday it was. Afterwards I met the man himself; he signed my copy of The Grim Grotto "to Rachel, with admiration and dread" and I got a goody bag containing a CD, a book of postcards with pictures from the film, a pencil case, a copy of The Bad Beginning with a gold-embossed cover, and information about both Book The Thirteenth (out soon) and the forthcoming Beatrice Letters.

About cometorachel

I am a stand-up comedian and writer who has had hemiplegia, a rare-ish form of cerebral palsy which affects one side of the body (in my case the right) since birth. I also have curvature of the spine. I speak German, Spanish and Italian just about fluently, French badly, and am currently learning Portuguese. I have been a vegetarian for many years. I am on Facebook at www.facebook.com/rachel.collinslister and Twitter at www.twitter.com/rcollinslister
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