Monday, November 15, 2010

The Quay Hotel, Deganwy

On December 11th I am taking part in a Book Fair at the Quay Hotel in Deganwy - about 40 miles away.

The Quay Hotel is a place of marble floors and walls and vast spaces filled with pictures. When Westlife perform in this area this is where they stay. It is sumptuous inside, and outside

there are the most stunning views of the river Conwy. Jean Mead, the author of The Widow Makers, is organising the event and lives close by. Today I met her at the Quay Hotel for lunch. Her husband is the harbourmaster, and instead of parking a car outside his place of work he parks his yacht.

Deganwy is a place I normally just pass through on the way to Llandudno. It is easily overlooked, but is close to Conway castle, and strangely enough one of the characters in A Place of Meadows and Tall Trees originated there, and from Patagonia he gazes out over the South Atlantic and imagines his mother on the opposite shore, and the seven thousand miles that divide them.


Anonymous Mary said...

The river looks so large that it appears not to be a river.

Mon Nov 15, 08:43:00 pm  
Blogger Clare Dudman said...

You're right, Mary - more like an estuary.

Mon Nov 15, 08:52:00 pm  
Blogger Susanna said...

Merry Christmas Clare, it looks like great things are happening in your world! Congrats

I will have to cach up on thinsg

Mon Dec 13, 02:07:00 am  
Blogger Clare Dudman said...

Thanks for visiting Susanna! Merry Christmas to you too.

Mon Dec 13, 07:11:00 am  

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