Pictures of the week

Pictures of the week

On Tuesday 3rd May, Anne O’Brien spoke about her novel The Queen’s Choice (HarperCollins) at Leeds Castle in Maidstone where her protagonist Joanna of Navarre, wife of Henry IV, was imprisoned after being accused of witchcraft by her stepson Henry V.


Lee Child, Barry Forshaw, Belinda Bauer and Stav Sherez attended the launch of Forshaw’s guide to modern British crime fiction, Brit Noir (Pocket Essentials), on Friday 29th April at Goldsboro Books in London. Picture: Laura Wilson


Frances Hardinge (left) was one of the guests at the launch of Kiran Millwood Hargrave's debut novel, The Girl of Ink and Stars (Chicken House), held at Daunts Marylebone on Tuesday 3rd May.


On Wednesday 4th May, Liz Pichon did a book signing at Waterstones Kingston to celebrate the publication of her 10th Tom Gates title, Super Good Skills (Almost) (Scholastic).


The signing was accompanied by the unveiling of a new Tom Gates window display.


Alma Books co-founder Elisabetta Minervini (centre) was joined by (l-r) Richard Charkin, Alison Cowan, David Ward and Xa Shaw-Stewart for the launch of her first book, Mammissima: Family Cooking from a Modern Italian Mamma  (Bloomsbury) at Daunt Books Marylebone on Thursday 4th May.


Cookery writer Sabrina Ghayour (centre) launched her new book Sirocco (Mitchell Beazley) on Thursday 5th May.


The launch was held at the Haymarket Hotel in London by an indoor swimming pool, where Ghayour and her editor gave a speech.


Guests at the Sirocco launch included Channel 4’s deputy programme editor, Felicity Spector and cookery writer, Melissa Hemsley.