Pictures of the week

Pictures of the week

Chorleywood Bookshop hosted a literary lunch for Chris Cleave’s new book Everyone Brave is Forgiven (Sceptre) at Chenies Manor House in Buckinghamshire on Wednesday 20th April.

The next day, Thursday 21st, staff at Hodder celebrated the publication of Everyone Brave is Forgiven by visiting the postbox that features in the book. Read our interview with Chris Cleave about the book here.

Hachette Children’s Group held a showcase to present its autumn titles on Thursday 21st April with help from (from left) author Kes Gray, WH Smith book buyer Mike Ford, writer and cartoonist Andy Riley, cook and author Nadiya Hussain and WH Smith children’s book buyer Rachel Airey, pictured with c.e.o. Hilary Murray Hill.

Author Ian Rankin visited the Royal Blind School in Morningside, Edinburgh on Thursday 21st to present 14-year-old student Andrew Pettigrew with two writing prizes - The Pushkin Prizes' creative writing award for Scottish students and the Seeing Ear Creative Writing Competition award.

Usborne author Tamsyn Murray announced her new middle grade animal series, Tanglewood Animal Park, at the Paradise Wildlife Park in Hertfordshire, which inspired the series.

Former “Great British Bake Off” contestant Chetna Makan launched her new cookbook The Cardamom Trail (Mitchell Beazley) at Library private members club in London on Thursday 21st.

Makan cooked sweet and savoury dishes from her cookbook for the launch. 

On Thursday 21st, Benet Brandreth, author of The Spy of Venice (Twenty7), gave a talk on Shakespeare at Mainstreet Trading bookshop in St Boswells on the Scottish Border.

The founders of the Grillstock barbecue and music festival brand, Jon Finch and Ben Merrington, launched their new cookbook Grillstock: The BBQ Book (Sphere) on Thursday 21st April at London Fields Brewery.

The Grillstock launch included a barbeque and DJ set.