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Afternoon tea with Lesley Pearse

Our congratulations to Julie Twiggs who won our Cardholder competition to meet her literary idol, Lesley Pearse. Julie and best friend Vicki travelled to London Piccadilly to enjoy afternoon tea with Lesley at Fortnum & Mason. Here's what Julie had to say about her afternoon:

"Wow what an incredible day I had! I knew that Lesley would be lovely but she totally blew me away with how natural and friendly she was. The afternoon went by so quickly and the conversation just flowed. I have always wanted to meet Lesley and thought that one day I might if a book signing opportunity became available for me to attend, but I never in my wildest dreams, ever thought that I would be sat next to her chatting like old friends and a having afternoon tea on a Thursday afternoon in London. I have read every one of Lesley's books and I am eagerly awaiting the next publication."

Julie won this fantastic prize through a Cardholder competition. We offer all Waterstones Cardholders the chance to meet authors, take special weekends away or win other prizes perfect for booklovers. Look out for similar competitions in your Cardholder newsletter emails and on our competitions page as next time it could be you.

Left to right: Julie, Vicki and Lesley enjoying afternoon tea