The Children’s Book Circle’s summer party took place at The Driver in King’s Cross on Thursday 24th August. Guests included Macmillan’s Sophie McLoughlin and Olivia McLoughlin who dressed up as Little Miss Twins and Puffin’s Carmen McCullough who dressed as a handmaiden.
The event was co-chaired by Templar’s Helen Chapman (left) and Tate’s Holly Tonks (right). The runner-up in the costume competition was The Bookseller’s own Caroline Carpenter (centre left) as Miss Trunchbull and the winner was PRH’s Rebecca Fortuin as Anne of Green Gables.
Nobel Prize winner Mo Yan appeared on a panel at Beijing International Book Fair 2017, which ran August 23rd-27th.
Author Joyce Dunbar (left) and artist Claire Fletcher waited in the Mail Van before signing copies of Tibs the Post Office Cat (words & pictures) at the opening of The Postal Museum Shop on Tuesday 22nd August.
Award-winning author Meg Rosoff visited the Suffolk Blue Cross rescue centre to meet some of their rescue pups, including one very special dog named after the canine star of her latest children’s book Good Dog McTavish (Barrington Stoke).
(From left) Elif Shafak, Heather McDaid and Nicola Sturgeon took part in a panel event at Edinburgh Book Festival on Friday 18th August, talking about women under public scrutiny and Nasty Women/404 Ink.
On Friday 11th August, Stripes’ BAME YA anthology A Change Is Gonna Come was launched with a sold out panel event as part of Foyles’ Storybox Festival line up.
Peter Usborne celebrated his 80th birthday with cake.