The queue stretched out of the shop and around the corner, but despite the chilly weather, there was a cheery atmosphere among the crowds who turned up to meet Jeremy Clarkson last week. Staff handed out chocolates, and there was much speculation about what car Jeremy would be driving when he showed up (a Landrover).
As soon as Jeremy was settled at the signing table we began letting people through to see him. He took time to talk to everyone, especially the surprising number of young people who were excited to meet one of their TV heroes.
‘You once said I could have your job,’ said a teenage boy, as he presented his copy of Is It Really Too Much To Ask? for a signature.
‘It’s yours,’ Jeremy said. ‘It’s mostly writing, you know that, don’t you? And a bit of filming.’
‘That’s fine by me,’ the lad said. And the deal was done.
Dedications were written to dads, granddads, boyfriends and the occasional sister, and the stack of books at Jeremy’s side grew gradually smaller as he worked his way through the dozens of copies which had been reserved in advance. It was a wonderful evening, and we would like to thank Jeremy, and all the people who turned out to meet him.
If you weren’t able to join us, but would like a signed copy of Jeremy’s latest book, Is It Really Too Much To Ask? we still have a few copies in stock, so get in touch to reserve yours.