Julia gave a well attended and well received reading in Cockermouth on 18 December 1998. We laughed with her at the adventures of Gert Hardcastle in ‘Crocodile Soup’. Julia stayed overnight in Loweswater — a delightful guest — and another time stayed nearby one Christmas. The guest book entry I found today and it brought tears since the few words encapsulate her enjoyment and her life-force. "Thanks so much for the beautiful night at your house – the whiskey, the sausages, the books by my bed, and the sight of the lake out of the window". It will be a treasured entry. Thank you,Julia, for your many gifts.
Michael and Hetty Baron