Pictures of the week

Pictures of the week

Superstar chefs and legendary racing drivers are among the people in our latest pictures of the week.

We've also got photos from book launches and bookshop events, and from the first cookery festival held by publisher Octopus.

Here are the pictures of the week.


John Torode joined Sheryl Shurville and the team at Chorleywood Bookshop on Monday 7th September to promote his latest title My Kind of Food (Headline) as part of a Taste of Chorleywood. (From left) Shurville; Sophie Goodman; Torode; Janet Stewart; Laura Bannister; and Helen John.


The launch for Cressida Cowell’s How to Fight a Dragon’s Fury, the last book in the How to Train Your Dragon series, was held on Wednesday 9th September at Carmelite House in London. (From left) Hilary Murray Hill, c.e.o. of Hachette Children’s Group; Caroline Walsh, Cowell’s agent; Cowell; and Anne McNeil, publishing director at Hodder Children’s Books.


A launch for Mark Webber’s autobiography Aussie Grit: My Formula One Journey (Pan Macmillan) was held on Wednesday 9th September. Pictured are Webber (right) with his editor Robin Harvie, non-fiction publisher at Pan Macmillan. Picture: © Getty Images


Webber (third left) was supported at the launch by racing legends (from left) Damon Hill, Sir Stirling Moss and Sir Jackie Stewart. Picture: © Getty Images


Carina Rozenfeld and CJ Daugherty at the launch of their book The Secret Fire (Atom) on Wednesday 9th September at Hatchards St Pancras in London.


Daugherty (left), Tory Lyne-Pirkis from Midas PR and Rozenfeld.


Tanya Maher (right) and friend and author Linda Barker at the launch of Maher’s The Uncook Book (Hay House UK) at Tanya’s Café in Chelsea on Thursday 10th September.


Chetna Makan gives a demonstration at Octopus' Cookbook Confidential festival at Southbank Centre in London on Saturday 5th September.


James Wong at Cookbook Confidential on Saturday 5th September.


Giles Armstrong (centre) and Christopher Foyle (right) with the Foreign Language team at Foyles, celebrating Armstrong's 50 years of service at Foyles.


Vassem Khan (standing, second right) at Chorleywood Bookshop on Thursday 10th November, where he did an event for The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra (Mulholland Books).


Customers browse in the Penguin Pop-Up Shop in Boxpark, Shoreditch, which opened on Tuesday 8th September and is part of Penguin's 80th birthday celebrations.


From left: Bali Rai, Uxbridge College students Rebecca Morgan, Samima Begum, Aidin Kazenizadeh and  Tai Jin James Ong, and author Martina Cole presenting a report about The Reading Agency's Reading Ahead challenge at 11 Downing Street on Wednesday 9th September. Picture: Tom Parkes


Michael Palin getting ready to sign copies of the paperback of his latest volume of diaries, Travelling to Work (Orion), at Clays, the printers in Bungay, Suffolk. 


Palin after signing 2,000 copies of the paperback of Travelling to Work and 2,000 of the special boxed set.



Anna Hughes is on a month-long cycle book tour from Land’s End to John O’Groats for her book Eat, Sleep, Cycle: A Bike Ride Around the Coast of Britain (Summersdale). On Saturday 5th September she stopped at Brendan Books in Taunton for an event. Owners Lionel and Jo Ward put Anna up for the night and took her out for a curry.


Hutchinson publisher Jocasta Hamilton and author Sebastian Faulks at the launch of Where My Heart Used to Beat at Leighton House, Holland Park, on Thursday 10th September.