Pictures of the week

Here's a bumper Pictures of the Week for all of last week's biggest book bashes, including World Book Day, book launches and more! 

The Duchess of Cornwall celebrated #WorldBookDay and the magic of reading with children from Bousfield Primary School in London! HRH visited literacy classes at the school, which is the former site of author Beatrix Potter’s home.

As part of World Book Day 2020 celebrations, WBD author Onjali Q Rauf and Dermot popped into BBC Breakfast—the duo had a VERY busy, bookish day, as they also performed alongside Children's Laureate Cressida Cowell and Neil MacInnes to 1,000 primary school children at the Manchester Veldorome! 

The penultimate in our bounty of WBD pictures is from Bing’s World Book Day London Tour as he joined in the celebrations for #ShareAMillionStories! He visited hundreds of pre-schoolers so far today where he shared the excitement of his WBD title, Bing’s Splashy Story.

The final photo from last week's WBD fun comes as pupils from Years 4, 5 and 6 at Grange Primary School in Harrow were suprised with a special visit from author Humza Arshad (Little Badman and the Invasion of the Killer Aunties, published by Puffin), and a bundle of new books for their school library, donated by Morrisons. (Photo credit: Chris O'Donovan)

Photo from the screening and Q and A for the film of Waiting for Anya by Michael Morpurgo that took place on Sunday 1 March at the New Carlton Cinema in Okehampton, Devon. Pictured: Kate McCloskey from local bookseller Dogberry and Fiinch, Director of the film Waiting for Anya, Ben Cookson, Michael Morpurgo, author of the book Waiting for Anya (Egmont), Toby Torlesse, screenwriter and Chloe Seale from Toast Coffee House in Okehampton where a signing took place after the screening.

Here's a sophisticated snap from th launch party for Michael Joseph’s 2020 crime debut The Recovery of Rose Gold, which was held at Goldsboro Books last Thursday. Pictired: Maxine Hitchcock, Stephanie Wrobel and Madeleine Milburn. 

Another book launch picture, this time from the launch of The Codes of Love, an acclaimed debut by Hannah Persaud published by Muswell Press which Caroline Sanderson recently referred to as 'classy independent'. Fittingly it was held at Laurie Lees old pub the Woolpack in Slad Gloucs. Pictured: Kate Beal, Laura MacDougall at United Agents, Hannah Persaud and Sarah Beal.

Last (and by NO means least) we have a glamourous group photograph of the RNA 2020 winners, congratulations to the well deserved winning women. Pictured left to right: Anstey Harris, Sue Moorcroft, Jenny Eclair, Milly Jones, RNA Vice Chair Imogen Howson, compère Jane Wenham Jones, Samantha Tonge, Ruth Jones (kneeling), Mary Jayne Baker, Jenni Fletcher, Tania Crosse, Lorna Cook.