On Thursday 11th May, Sarah Fraser (centre) launched The Prince Who Would Be King: The Life and Death of Henry Stuart (William Collins) at Daunt Books, accompanied by her son Calum (right) who played the bagpipes.
Abrams & Chronicle Books hosted a launch for author/illustrator Daniel Duncan's (centre) debut picture book South. The launch took place on Thursday 11th May at The Bright Emporium, HQ of The Bright Group, Duncan's illustration agency. Duncan is pictured alongside (from left) Abrams’ md Brenda Marsh and The Bright Group’s managing agent Arabella Stein.
The founder of Penguin Books, Sir Allen Lane, was commemorated on Wednesday 10th May with an "orange plaque" at Exeter St David’s railway station.
The plaque was commissioned and unveiled by Sir Allen's daughters Clare Morpurgo and Christine Teale.
Orenda Books’ publisher Karen Sullivan welcomed Australian author Dr Paul Hardisty to the stage at the launch of his latest title Reconciliation for the Dead, the third in the Claymore Straker series. The celebration was held at Belgravia Books on Wednesday 10th May.
Literary editor of the Independent Arifa Akbar (centre right) chaired an event at European Literature Night, which took place on Wednesday 10th May at the British Library. Akbar spoke with authors (from left) AL Kennedy, Francesca Melandri and Clemens Meyer.
As part of the #100Booksfor100Schools campaign, bestselling author Liz Pichon visited Drayton Green Primary School on Thursday 4th May. The campaign was launched by Scholastic and the National Literacy Trust - as part of their Big Book Giveaway - to coincide with the publication of the 12th in Pichon’s Tom Gates series, Family, Friends and Furry Creatures.
Laura James celebrated the publication of her latest title Cowboy Pug (Bloomsbury) on Thursday 4th May at Waterstones Bath, alongside a real life Cowboy Pug and miniature ponies.
On Thursday 4th May, Hot Key Books launched Spellslinger, the first in a new YA fantasy series by author Sebastien de Castell (front, centre) at the Crypt in St Martin’s in the Field. De Castell was joined by characters from his book, as well as Bonnier Zaffre’s executive director of children’s fiction Jane Harris (front, right) and c.e.o Mark Smith (front, left).
On Thursday 4th May, Syd Moore visited numerous bookshops around Essex in costume to hand-deliver copies of her novel Strange Magic (Oneworld), the first in a new series about witches, magic and Essex girls.