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Sprechen Sie Deutsch?


I was chuffed to little mint balls - as we used to say Up North - to see that my novel has finally appeared on my German publisher's website. It's real. It's got pages. My name is on the cover. Okay, so it's not out until next September, but it exists and that'll have to do for now.

I called it My Future Husband, but the German interpretation is quite different and roughly translates as 'Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained' (I think!)

There's no hint of the time-travel contained within its pages, but I'm not complaining. Oooh no. I'm just really happy to see it.

Comments

Ann said…
Ooohhh how exciting! Love the translatation! Congratulations Karen!
Debs Carr said…
It's wonderful. Congratulations!
Anonymous said…
"Sprechen die Deutsch?" means "Do the Germans speak?". I think most of them do. Certainly the ones I've met love to speak. "Sprechen Sie Deutsch" means "Do you speak German?", which I suspect is what the title should have been.

As for "Wer nicht küsst, der nicht gewinnt", I think it means "who doesn't kiss, doesn't gain". My German is very rusty, so I wouldn't trust my translations too much.

Herzlichen Glückwunsch zu Ihrer Publikation!
Sue Blackburn said…
Weeeeeee! Chuffed to bits for you Karen. How exciting. Congratulations! Vunderbar!! :0)xxx
Jenny Beattie said…
Oooh, that really is rather wonderful. And yes, I do speak a little German... Oh okay. Only O'Level millions of years ago...
Sarah Pearson said…
This is brilliant. Congratulations :-)
Cait O'Connor said…
Congratulations Karen. If I could say it in German I would.
liz fenwick said…
Congratulations!!!
lx
MASSIVE congratulations
joanne fox said…
So exciting! Congratulations. September sounds far off now but the time will whizz by!
Kirsty said…
Looks gorgeous! Congratulations xx
Amanda said…
Absolutely brilliant news, Karen! X

Or as they say on Google translator...

Absolut brillant nachrichten, Karen! x
Thta's wonderful to see your cover, Karen! I did German to higher level but that was so long ago I only remember bits and pieces!
Big big congrats!!! You must be chuffed... :)))
Madeleine said…
Oh wow,Fabulous! Congratulations. Hubby translated it as whoever doesn't kiss doesn't win! So exciting. When will it be out in English? I'm itching to read it.
Anna May said…
BIG BIG Well Dones, Karen - it looks fabulous!
Anna May x
Linda Gruchy said…
Oh that is good news. Well done Karen.
Anna May said…
ps Karen, thank you for your kind amazon review, much appreciated!

Anna May x
womagwriter said…
That's great news! I wanna read the book but don't sprechen the slightest bit of Deutsch, beyond being able to ask for two beers please (which I can do in the language of every country I've visited, getting my priorities right!)
Hope for stratospheric German sales so some red-faced Brit publisher snaps it up.
TF said…
VERY well done indeedy :-)
Kath said…
Congratulations!
Jen Daiker said…
Though I don't speak German that is one fantastic looking cover!!! I've also added the novels I saw on your profile to my growing list to read!! I'm a sucker for authors I meet in blogland!
David said…
How exciting, Karen. You have worked so so hard for this. Enjoy every minute.

XXX
Suzanne Jones said…
How fab. Huge congratulations, Karen.

XX
Jean said…
Congratulations Karen! How exciting!
Karen said…
Thanks everybody for your congratulations, they mean a lot :o) I'm trying not to keep looking at the website every five minutes!

Captain Black - thanks for correcting my appalling translation, which I'm tempted to blame on Google!

Anna May - You're very welcome - my words don't do it justice really :o)
Cally said…
I've only just seen this. How fabulous! :) xx
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Jules Scarboro said…
Wowza, it looks brilliant, 'in the flesh' as it were. Well Done big Sis. I'll be buying a copy even though I won't understand a word!
Much Love, Jules :o) xxxx

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