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Simon

Wow!!!
Please pass on my heartfelt congratulations, this is so wonderful. Where can one buy a copy?

Dee

How exciting! Congratulations to you all.

Rebecca

Oh wow, how absolutely thrilling, congratulations to Alice and what a lovely, meaningful foreword.

Claudia

I am a recent visitor to your site, but a very sincere congratulations to your Alice. One who names a collection after the work of RLS and is thus lauded by AMS is no doubt destined for greatness.

tara

Many, many excited congratulations to Alice! Absolutely thrilling news.

ctussaud

The achievements of our children are heart-burstingly greater than our own could ever be. Please would you give us the URL for the Ecosse article, and maybe tell us from where the book is available (I've already tried Amazon, maybe too soon, though).

Avice

And one can order this where?

carole bruce

How wonderful, such an acheivement, at any age it would be an triumph, but to be recognised as a real poet at her age is stunning. Thank God that poetry is still alive and very well, in a non-poetic world.
A great tribute to you as her parents too. More book buying ahead!

Donna

Congratulations to Alice. You must be very proud. Our own accomplishments pale in comparison to that of our children's, and that is as it should be.

Kelly

So pleased for you all. Congratulations, Alice!

Robin

What a beautiful volume! Congratulations to your Alice, and to her proud parents. What a wonderful accomplishment!

Peg

Congratulations to Alice! What a wonderful person to write your forward!
Congratulations to you, too, Mom. What a wonderful weekend for the Howlett family! Enjoy!

Worsted_knitt

Congratulations to you and Alice!

Francesca

I have only one word: outstanding.
And you are certainly entitled to feel enormously proud.

Rhona

There's hope for the world yet then - and for Scotland.

A Wildlife Gardener

Congratulations to Alice! That's brilliant! I'll read it in our Times on Sunday. Talented, like her mother then...

terence

I have long known of Alice's wonderful talent, and I cannot tell you how excited I am about this wonderful achievement. Huge congratulations to Alice and I know there will be much, much more to come!

Heather

How wonderful to read today's post -- many congratulations to Alice. I'm sure the entire Howlett family is rightly bursting with pride!

Nan

I am stunned. What a wonder. And as someone who doesn't know you or your family other than through your blog, I'm amazed. I had no idea your girl was a poet. I would like to buy this book. How did AMS come to write the introduction? Is he a family friend? Is Edinburgh really the small town it feels like in his books? Oh, Karen, I'm so thrilled for all of you.

Les in NE

I'm utterly speechless. This is just fantastic, lovely news! How proud you must be. Nan and I are chums, so I'll ask her to forward your response to her to me, as I too am curious about Smith's introduction.

While she doesn't know me at all, please give my very best wishes to Alice.

Rhys

Amazin'

Lisa W

How nice! You must all be so proud. Well done Alice!

Zoe

I've just read this post. Wonderful and congratulations to your daughter. You must be very proud. I'll make sure we get the Sunday Times this week.

Tui M.

Karen, I can only imagine how bursting-proud your hearts must be. Well done, Alice. I came in to use my work computer because my home server is kaput, found a message from a friend to check out Alice's accomplishment on the Cornflower site and suddenly a lousy day (computer problems) turned into a lovely one. If Friends of Cornflower are this delighted, you must be orbiting the planet!

Fiberjoy

Oh, most excellent news! Congratulations!

May I purchase an autographed copy through you? :-) I'd love to read Alice's collection.

John Self

"the book's foreword has been written by someone who needs no introduction"

That's just as well, otherwise you'd need two forewords! ;-)

Well done to Alice.

dovegreyreader

Catching up at last and enormous congratulations to Alice, you must all be so proud of her, and yes, how do we purchase?

Elaine

Karen - many many congratulations to Alice and how proud and delighted you must be. I daresay tearful as well, I know every time my children did anything at all I was proud of, the tissues had to be pulled out pretty quickly. I am thrilled for you both.

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