I am listening to a book on CD called The Perfect Proposal by an English author named Katie Fforde. I started reading her books in 2000, beginning with a book titled Thyme Out ( Second Thyme Around in the UK) and I was hooked. I now own all 17 of her books in hardcover and have most of them in audio as well.
When my daughter was student teaching in London, and I had a chance to visit her, I don't know if I was more excited to see her or get to a book store for my first audiobook of Ms. Fforde's. Just kidding ..... As it turned out, I did get one book there but I was able to get most of her older audiobooks from area libraries. Who knew! I even found some of the really old ones on Ebay on tape which I converted to CD with my computer. I just ordered her new book from Amazon UK because it will take a year to get here to the US and I can't wait that long.
Katie Fforde is one of my book addictions- I still check Ebay daily for the audio version of two of her books that I haven't been able to get. I stayed up one night until 3AM to beat out another bidder on an auction from the UK that closed at that awful hour. The really bad thing is that when I went over there to see my daughter, I emailed Ms. Fforde to see if she was doing a book talk anywhere in the London area during the dates I was there. She was very nice and responded back that, alas, she was not going to be in the area during that time. She was probably thinking- "dodged that crazy American stalker". Oh well, there is always next time.
Just a note,on the back of the CD it says: "the author asserts their moral rights", which is the UK version of a copyright statement. Gotta love those Brits!