Blurb: You are cordially invited to the party of the season where you’ll meet Constance and friends in action.
Constance Jeffries is excited when she gets the chance to meet up with virtual friends at a get-together in a London hotel. She’s been tweeting and messaging her lovely friends for years and feels they must be just as excited to finally meet her in person too. Or so she hopes.
The Big Event is first part in a short story series about the importance of ‘real’ friendships and how it’s the little things that matter the most.
A Gorgeous Venue, A Room Full of Friends, What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
Trailer – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvCuVY2m538
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About The Author
Anne John-Ligali is a writer and the founder of Books and Authors UK, a popular website featuring author interviews and book reviews. She loves all things books: reading, writing, going to book events, and meeting other book lovers. She has written a series of short stories and is currently writing her first novel.
When Anne is not writing, she is likely to be at soft play with her kids, taking long evening walks in Hyde Park, making green smoothies, window shopping, or having a pampering session at her local beauty salon (whenever she gets the chance). She can also be found watching box sets (albeit with a bit of shame at still having to catch up on Scandal, Grey’s, and Downton).
Originally from Peterborough, Anne now lives in London. After moving to London, she studied graphic design at the University of Arts and has held a number IT administration jobs in the city. Anne continues writing and aspires to write more women’s fiction books, a non-fiction book and several children’s books.
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Review: Firstly, another massive thank you to Rachel for organising another fab tour I could be a part of. The Big Event may well have slipped through my radar otherwise but I’m so glad it didn’t. I love reading the odd novella and if they are written well enough you are left wishing, wanting and hoping for more, and Anne does not disappoint.
From the get go I felt myself going OMG yes. If I’m brutally honest my best friend always states how social media isn’t real life.
The Big Event – was an intriguing and real piece. In a world now obsessed by social media it makes sense to see more about it featuring in books. I totally get it, we are all in danger of falling into the social media trap over reality. This novella focuses on The Big Event- where a number of people who have been chatting on social media for years finally meet. It’s a funny story that shows how unreal social media can be. In some cases it’s great as you can keep in touch with people but in other cases there are a lot of egos.
I don’t want to give away what happens as it links to the next part in this series but I love how Anne has shown you can meet wonderful people online. Who cherish you and what you have done for them more than some of your real life friends.
The Big Event is a heartwarming, short treat that can be devoured over a glass of wine or a coffee. It will suck you in and have you smiling. Short but definitely sweet. I cannot wait to read more from Anne.
Rachel, thank you once again. Another pleasure.