WIBU to take 4 year old to darcey bussel book signing in Harrods with a different book :/
Alwaysbekind2014 · 07/11/2018 18:55
I have never been to a book signing in my life ha
My daughter age 4 has a life threatening illness which restricts her day to day life but loves loves darcey bussel and everything ballet !
She has the magic ballerina books.
Which we read daily !
The ticket prices at 30.00 pound for her new book and the signing but it’s for her new adult book. ( it’s at Harrods )
So guessing this is aimed at adults but it would seriously make this ballet , strictly come dancing, darcey bussel lovings kids life if she would sign her magic ballerina book :/
UrsulaPandress · 07/11/2018 18:56
Is there any way you can contact her beforehand rather than trying to explain all rather whist stood in front of her?
SaucyJack · 07/11/2018 18:57
You could try asking them in advance if they’ll let you in. They probably will. Bad publicity otherwise.
Don’t just turn up though. I doubt you’ll even be allowed to join the queue.
BelladonnaKebab · 07/11/2018 18:57
Take her!!! Darcy Bussel was a ballet loving kid once too! Hugs to you and your little girl
Thissameearth · 07/11/2018 18:59
Yes I’m sure she would. If you’re paying the full £30 anyway then as it’s a ballet loving kid, kid has illness and it’s a ballet related, inoffensive title then I’d be astonished if DB was anything other than lovely about it.
Eliza9917 · 07/11/2018 18:59
Find out who her agent/management is/are and email them beforehand.
I did that with a blue concert for my sister and got us backstage.
kashleesi · 07/11/2018 19:17
Definitely tweet/email first, often the signer would be lovely and do whatever but the security can be really strict
JaiNotJay · 07/11/2018 19:21
Sometimes at events they can be quite strict about what the author will sign and they usually have publicists policing the queue. It's definitely worth trying to check first to avoid any disappointment on the day. Darcey Bussell seems lovely so I would hope she would do it, but you never know.
ApolloandDaphne · 07/11/2018 19:23
If you pay the £30 for her new book and your DD comes with you with her book and asks her to sign it too i am willing to bet she would!
Alwaysbekind2014 · 07/11/2018 19:27
Yes we will buy the new book and pay the 30 pound not a issue.
DD wanted to take her ballet shoes to sign but I have explained it’s a book signing so now she wants her book signed 😂
I’m just rubbish at asking things haha
I will try and email only thing is it’s such short notice !
Alwaysbekind2014 · 07/11/2018 19:29
I only discovered it today and it’s on Friday !
Russell19 · 07/11/2018 19:31
If you are buying the book to be signed I am sure there will be no issues. Just a quick, 'please could you sign my daughter's book too as she loves you!' If you don't ask you don't get Xx
homeishere · 07/11/2018 19:49
Don’t email. Just go and queue (with your DD) and when she’s signed your book that you’ve just bought ask her to sign your daughter’s one too. No chance she’ll say no.
Fuzzywig · 07/11/2018 19:53
When you find out where to send the email ask if she will sign the ballet shoes or the book they may allow both.
Knittedfairies · 07/11/2018 19:53
If you’re buying the book anyway, I can’t see anyone would object to signing a child’s ballet book, especially if the 4 year old is obviously star-struck!
SachaStark · 07/11/2018 19:56
Definitely ask beforehand. Sometimes at book signings, the books will be removed from you as you near the front by the organising personnel. They ask your name and put a post-it with your name on on the book ready for the author to sign. I have found that these people tend to be quick and no-nonsense as to keep the line moving, and you don't want to be having a back-and-forth about the extra book on the day with them, as they will be rushing and may not have time to listen. And then, when you reach Darcey, they may prevent you from giving the additional book.
ibuiltahomeforyou · 07/11/2018 21:22
OP, I work in book publishing - I'm certain she will also sign your daughter's book as long as you've bought the current book.
The 'needing to buy a ticket with the book' is partly so they can gauge interest (and organise extra security if needed!) and partly to help first-week sales! You could email the publisher in advance to check but it would be highly unlikely they would say no.
SE13Mummy · 08/11/2018 00:11
A few years ago DD1 met Darcey Bussell who was lovely. It was at the Royal Academy of Dance where DD1 had been a guinea pig for some trainee dance teachers and DB was being filmed outside. DD1 and a friend watched for ages and when DB saw them, asked if they were waiting for her. She paused the filming so the girls could have a quick chat and photo taken with her. I was touched that she took the time to notice the two 8-yr-olds and make time for them - it made their day.
Dittydotty · 10/11/2018 20:17
Too late to the thread but fyi a friend of mine takes very old books to signings and launches of new ones. I am confident Ms. Bussell wouldn’t have minded.
HannahHut · 10/11/2018 20:31
I once went to a book signing, got the book done and then my converse shoes too! Just take the shoes you never know!!
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