Friday, April 29, 2011

Welcome to the It Started With a Kiss Tour!


All this year, I'm keeping a video diary of everything that goes into writing my third novel, It Started With a Kiss, due to be published on 10th November. I'm filming the next episode as we speak, but in the meantime I'd like to invite you on a very special tour...

It Started With a Kiss begins in Birmingham, on the last Saturday before Christmas, when Romily tells her best friend Charlie that she loves him - and it's clear from his reaction that she's misread the signs. Mortified, she runs from the Starbucks cafe in New Street, through the city's famous German Christmas Market - and straight into the path of a handsome stranger! What happens next turns Romily's world upside down - and sets the scene for a yearlong Quest to find the mystery man again.

Birmingham is an amazing City and I wanted to share with you the locations that inspired me for the novel. In this tour, we'll take in the location for Romily's fateful confession, the gorgeous Victoria Square where the German Christmas Market takes place and the scene of her unexpected kiss from the handsome stranger! I'll also take you to lovely canalside BrindleyPlace where Wren lives and show you where to get the best bacon sandwich in the whole of Birmingham. PLUS! The first sighting in my vlog of my fiance Bob!!

So are you ready to go? Good. Keep close and follow me! Enjoy :o) x

p.s. Please let me know what you think! Post a comment below and let me know if you have any questions, too..

11 comments:

joannacannon said...

What a wonderful film! It's lovely to walk around the locations with you and get a feel for the backdrop of the story. I also love the opening credits, how clever!

Jo
x

Emma said...

Gosh Birmingham looks quite lovely. Really good idea to give us a feel for and a look at where the story is set.

Kim Curran said...

Love it! Makes me want to be back there, wandering around with you and Bob. And lovely to see George! Some of the finest tea cakes and hot chocolate ever. x

Suzy Turner said...

What a cracking video, Miranda! I've never been to Birmingham (well... I've been to Ikea there!) but after this, not only am I now desperate to read It Started With a Kiss, but I'm now dying to visit the city!!
Thanks for the insight!!!
Suzy
x

Dot said...

LOVED this video! I am a Brummie so I'm probably biased but Birmingham is such a great place to be on a sunny day!

Sheena Ignatia said...

What a great video! When I worked in the library, someone just came up to me with some flowers from that stall and said " 'ere y'are" have these. I like to think it was an acting on impulse moment, but he'd been stood up I think!

Valerie White said...

What a great idea! Now I can't wait to read the book. I have just read "Welcome to my World" and thoroughly enjoyed it. The nearest I have got to Birmingham was the NEC to see a horse show several years ago but it does look a great place to visit.

Marilyn J W said...

I really enjoyed your tour of Brum and i'm really looking forward to reading the book. Did you get to New York? I remember contacting you after my visit with my daughter and telling you that it's a fantastic place. I know it's your dream to get there, especially after writing your brilliant first novel. We are off again on May 19th. I'm hoping to get a ticket for your night at Kingswinford library on 25th. I could be jet lagged but who cares? Hope to see you then. Marilyn

Glynis said...

Wow, Birmingham has changed since I went over thirty years ago. I have family in Stourbridge. My cousin was badly burnt and I remember visiting. Then we wet to what I think was called the Bullring.

I love the cosmopolitan look about it and really enjoyed the tour you gave. Thanks.

Donna said...

Ditto what everyone else has said - great idea, and I loved seeing Birmingham as if for the first time - I hope the floozie in the jacuzzi will be in the book! Lmao. For one of your last episodes, you must show everyone the german market in full flow - it is truly gorgeous! xx

Bethany Johnson said...

I actually can't wait for the book to come out now! I'm such a huge fan! Keep up the good work :D
Bethany x

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