by Susan Lobban
This Monday night – when I would usually be sitting on the couch channel hopping with a coffee in hand – I was lucky enough to be at the Grosvenor Cinema in Glasgow attending a premiere screening of Love, Rosie. I had won a competition to attend the intimate event courtesy of No.1 magazine, and not only was complimentary wine and popcorn provided, but we were given the chance to meet Cecelia Ahern.
Quiet and unassuming, Cecelia was there to sign her latest book The Year I Met You along with the movie tie-in version of Love, Rosie. Fans queued to get a personalised message in their book and Cecelia was happy to chat away to everyone and pose for photos. When it was my turn she was delighted to hear I was from Novelicious. We talked about Where Rainbow Ends and when I told her this was my favourite of her books, I was surprised to hear it has been 10 years since it was published – it didn’t feel so long ago! She even admitted that she had to re-read it to remind herself of the story before the film started filming. It has taken this long to come to production, even though it was optioned shortly after its release, and Cecelia has seen numerous screenplays pass by over that time.