Stacy Gregg almost collides with Elvis Costello en-route to Abu Dhabi

Stacy Gregg is the author of The Princess and The Foal, the childhood story of H.E. Princess Haya,bint el Hussein, wife of UAE Prime Minister Sheikh Muhammad Bin Rashed Al Maktoum.

Mona Al Marzooqi / The National
Stacy Gregg is the author of The Princess and The Foal, the childhood story of H.E. Princess Haya,bint el Hussein, wife of UAE Prime Minister Sheikh Muhammad Bin Rashed Al Maktoum. Mona Al Marzooqi / The National

Stacy Gregg almost injured music legend Elvis Costello en-route to the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair last week.

The Kiwi author was checking in her luggage at Auckland Airport and almost whacked the English singer, who was behind her, in the process.

Wrapping up his New Zealand tour, Costello was also on his way to the UAE to headline the Blended Festival in Dubai last Friday.

“I was shocked and stunned,” she recalled. “I just looked at him and didn’t say a word.”

No doubt Costello forgot the incident by the time his long and luxurious first class flight arrived in the UAE.

The Abu Dhabi Dhabi International Book Fair runs until Monday at 10pm at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center. For details go to www.adbookfair.com

sasaeed@thenational.ae

Published: May 4, 2014 04:00 AM

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