On Wednesday 22nd November, Michael Joseph held a proof party for Jojo Moyes to celebrate the much anticipated final instalment in the Me before You trilogy, Still Me, which publishes in January. The party took place at Balthazar in London.
Five début poets, including Jay Hulme (back row, far left) and Victoria Adukwei Bulley (back row, far right), performed excerpts of their poems from Rising Stars, New Voices in Poetry (Otter-Barry Books) to a crowded room. The event took place at Gerry’s Kitchen, Theatre Royal in London on Tuesday 21st November. (© Joel Ford)
Authors A. L. Kennedy (centre), Bali Rai (left) and human rights lawyer Jules Carey took part in a panel event at Westminster on human rights and the power of stories, with 50 students from disadvantaged schools in London. The event took place on Friday 17th November and each student was given a free copy of Here I Stand (Walker Books/Amnesty International).
Iain Maitland (right) launched his debut crime novel Sweet William (Saraband) at Stillwater Books in Felixstowe on Wednesday 15th November. Maitland is pictured alongside store owner William Macgowan.
Local school children from Roseburn Primary celebrated a new Scottish Book Trust initiative in which more than 450,000 children will be given free books as part of Book Week Scotland.
On Thursday 16th November, Peter Owen Publishing launched Fenella Fielding’s memoir Do You Mind If I Smoke? at Covent Garden Waterstones, the day before her 90th birthday. Fielding (centre) is pictured alongside her co-author Simon McKay (left) and publisher Nick Kent.
Byron Cole and Apprentice finalist Bianca Miller-Cole held a signing at New Beacon Books on Wednesday 15th November, to celebrate the publication of their definitive guide to business start-up success, Self Made (John Murray Press).
University Challenge stars Eric Monkman and Bobby Seagull launched The Monkman And Seagull Quiz Book (Eyewear Publishing) with a signing and quiz night at Heffers bookstore in Cambridge on Friday 10th November.