Hello, it's me

The Corona Journal is a book!

Hello, it's me
I was wondering if after all these years you'd like to meet
To go over everything
They say that time's supposed to heal you
But I ain't done much healing.

Many thanks to my good personal friend Adele (we’re on first name terms) for singing us into this e-mail. That’s right, like all your creepy exes, I am sliding into your DMs to wish you a merry Christmas and just see how you’re getting on. Do you maybe want to grab a drink in the new ye - ?

Only joking.

Adele is right; it is me and I am wondering if you’d like to go over everything. (She was wrong that I haven’t done much healing, though; I’ve done a relatively large amount of healing given that I caught the Rona and recovered, but that’s a story for another time). The real reason I’m gracing your inboxes to tell you that I’ve made The Corona Journal into an actual physical book!

You can pre-order the book now on Etsy and it will be in your hands at some point in January.

"Bridget Jones meets Angus Thongs but under lockdown." - Leena Normington, Youtuber, Video Essayist and Book Recommender Extraordinaire

"The only tolerable pandemic writing." - Euan Kitson, One of My Mates

Why would you pay for something you have already read online for free, I hear you cry? A brilliant question, Karen, allow me to persuade you:

  1. This book is a beautiful, physical artefact of a horrible time that we’d all like to forget but I won’t let you.

  2. It features cover art by the incredibly talented Lauren Hurrell (look at all the detail she’s included! The book titles! The kitten! The bin full of G&T cans!).

  3. It also features a very funny foreword by literary legend Euan Kitson.

  4. It features never before seen material that wasn’t published in the Corona Journal, such as a lockdown travel review to the Democratic Kingdom of Myflat.

  5. Original readers of this newsletter (you!) are duly acknowledged in the Acknowledgements.

  6. I’m currently writing an Epilogue, so if you want to hear about how I caught Coronavirus and lived in a shed in my dad’s back garden for two months, you know what to do.

  7. It will be worth loads when I’m famous and you can flog it on eBay.

  8. Huw Edwards follows me on Instagram. Not a reason to buy the book, just wanted to show off.

Thanks again for being so supportive of my silly little lockdown project. It helped me through some crappy times by forcing me to get out of bed and find something funny amidst an international tidal wave of apocalyptic doom. I hope it made you smile too.

Love you all xoxo

PS. Here’s the link again: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/916691440/the-lockdown-diaries-by-annie-warren?ref=shop_home_active_1