Pictures of the week

Pictures of the week

Ken Follett launched A Column of Fire (Pan Macmillan) at The Swan at Shakespeare's Globe on Thursday 21st September. Anthony Forbes Watson was also on hand to present Follett with a Golden Pan, as Pan Macmillan celebrated over a million copies sold of Pillars of the Earth, World Without End and Fall of Giants.


To celebrate the publication of Victoria & Albert: A Royal Love Affair (HarperCollins) by Daisy Goodwin (pictured) and Sara Sheridan, one of the evening dresses worn by Jenna Coleman in the hit ITV series is being exhibited at Waterstones Piccadilly for a week (until Thursday 28th September).


Jonathan Stroud (centre) launched the fifth and final instalment of his Lockwood & Co series, The Empty Grave (PRH), at Waterstones Trafalgar Square on Tuesday 19th September. Guests included author Non Pratt (left) and Stroud’s editor Naomi Colthurst.


On Tuesday 19th September, schoolchildren from Overstone School met Jay Jay Burridge and his Supersaur sculpture in the centre:mk in Milton Keynes. Burridge introduced his new book Raptors of Paradise (Bonnier Zaffre), the first in The World of Supersaurs series. (Credit: Jane Russell Photography)


On Tuesday 19th September, the shortlist of the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award was announced.


Former Secretary of State for Education Nicky Morgan MP signed copies of Taught Not Caught: Educating for 21st Century Character (John Catt Educational) which was launched on Monday 18th September with an event hosted by Westminster think tank Policy Exchange.


Frances Hardinge (third from right) celebrated the launch of A Skinful of Shadows (Macmillan Children’s Books) at the Gallery at the Crypt, St Martin-in-the-Fields on Monday 18th September. Guests included (L-R) Nancy Miles, Rachel Petty, Imogen Russell Williams, Philip Womack, Nicolette Jones and Belinda Rasmussen. 


Bestselling Tudor biographer Sarah Gristwood (right) launched her three autumn 2017 books, including Elizabeth: The Queen and the Crown (Pavilion Books), at a party in London on Monday 18th September. Gristwood was joined by fellow historians (L-R) Nicola Tallis, Kate Williams and Alison Weir.     


Vintage hosted an evening of "killer cocktails" on Monday 18th September to celebrate their crime writers, including debut author D B John (left). John is pictured alongside Vintage deputy m.d. Faye Brewster and sales director Tom Drake Lee.


Kelly Doran won Bath Spa University’s Novel in 25 Words competition for her pineapple-themed story FYI. Oscar-winning actor Jeremy Irons presented Doran with the award at a ceremony on Friday 15th September.


On Friday 15th September, the team at Summersdale took part in the Great British Beach Clean, a voluntary beach clean at East Head Beach, West Wittering in West Sussex. The event was organised by the Marine Conservation Society as part of a UK wide campaign.


Adam Plowright launched The French Exception: Emmanuel Macron, The Extraordinary Rise and Risk (Icon) at Caravanserail bookshop in Brick Lane on Thursday 14th September.


Illustrator Leo Antolini and author Jeff Norton launched Stomp School (Little Tiger Press) at West End Lane Bookshop in West Hampstead, north London on Sunday 17th August.