Venue: Waterstones Uxbridge
Date: 13th December 2012, from 6.30 – 8 pm
First of all I’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who came and helped me celebrate the launch of my first novel. Up Close has now been let loose on an unsuspecting public!
Also, a very special thanks to the lovely staff at Waterstones, Lance and Christine, and to fellow writer Evonne Wareham for introducing me so enthusiastically. For a moment her praise actually made me think she was talking about a completely different person altogether!
I’d like to share some pictures from the evening with you, courtesy of photographer Charys Bestley. I hope they speak for themselves.
Me signing books (yay!)
Chatting to Barrie Nathan
Pia & Richard Fenton talk to Janet Gover
With Maria Sztayer
With Tansy Hawksley
Dominy chats to Ken, Lyn Vernham in the background
Rosemary McLean, Jane Coulthard & Fiona McIntyre. Mark Summers is browsing in the background
Richard Fenton & Tim Ardizzone with Paul Vernham, Pia Fenton, Rachel Skinner & Lyn Vernham
Zofia Millar, Alison Moat & Maria Sztayer, with Jan Sprenger, Cara Cooper & husband Andy to the right
Katrina Strachan, Nicola Wetherall & Lia O’Sullivan (the real Lia!)
Liz Fenwick, Janet Gover & Liz Harris
Evonne Wareham giving her introduction
Me reading aloud (and looking terribly serious!)
The knitting group – Vicki Rawstorne, Fiona McIntyre, Sushila Shah, Stella Ward & Dominy Browning
Lyn, John Hocking, Rachel, Richard, Janet, Barbara Alderton, and Dawn Platten (in blue) listening in rapt attention (I hope!)
Tim with Debra & Kim Hughes
Dawn Platten & Rosemary McLean
Barrie Nathan & Maria-Grazia Zingale
Jane Coulthard, who gave her feedback to an early version of the cover
Evonne Wareham, and her former colleagues who kindly turned up too!
Beta reader Mike Lawley, Hari Lawley and moi
Barbara Alderton, Liz Harris & Jan Sprenger
The general throng. Spot Cara Cooper’s gorgeous purple coat!