I have taken this text from a report in a local newspaper. I was not thrilled with the organiser- following the original booking, she hadn't answered my several emails and phone calls and I haven't received any apology!
'Thankfully, the lovely audience that arrived for Christopher West's talk on Friday morning managed to enjoy the presentation about his new book Poppies, Pomp and People. It was about a year at the Tower of London and included explaining how the phenomenal ‘Poppies In The Moat’ was achieved. What they hadn’t known was that the organiser didn’t turn up with a projector and screen to enable him to dazzle them with great photos of rarely seen goings on at the Tower! He had to quickly adapt from a carefully prepared powerpoint presentation to an ‘amusing chat without illustrations!’ The people were marvellous and Churchill would have been proud, though no thanks to the organisers- a less experienced speaker would have been gutted. He says he was exhausted but delighted because everyone enjoyed themselves and many bought the book (profits will go to appropriate charities) + he specially wanted to thank the excellent caretaker and Pauline House who organised the coffees.'