Pictures of the week

Pictures of the week

Keir Davidson and the Duchess of Bedford signed copies of their new book Woburn Abbey:  The Park & Gardens (Pimpernel Press) on Sunday 12th June at Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire.


Lord Kenneth Baker (left) launched his new book On the Burning of Books (Unicorn) with guests including Booker Prize Foundation president, Jonathan Taylor CBE, at the Athenaeum Club in London’s Pall Mall on Thursday 9th June 2016.


At the inaugural Balham Literary Festival held in The Bedford Pub, Charlotte Colwill, manager of Dulwich Books, discussed landscape-writing in fiction with writers Tendai Huchu, Sarah Hall and Will Cohu on Saturday 11th June.


China Mieville closed Balham Literary Festival on Saturday 11th June by skewing the picturesque in an hour-long talk which encompassed Beatrix Potter, Alison Uttley, John Ruskin and The Countryman magazine.


On Friday 10th June, Sara Wheeler, Patrick Barham and Helen Macdonald signed copies of their books after their panel at the Balham Literary Festival, where they discussed the resurgence of nature and travel writing with festival director Susie Nicklin.


Chorleywood Bookshop in Rickmansworth hosted three events with author Avril McDonald, with the last event being held on Kindness Day on Friday 10th June.


Avril McDonald’s workshops with children were based on her Feel Brave series for children which focuses on subjects such as managing feelings and behaviours around anxiety, making relationships, dealing with separation anxiety, learning mindfulness and relaxation and dealing with feelings around change, loss and grief.


Marianne Levy visited Wycombe High School in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire last week to talk about her new book, Accidental Superstar (Macmillan Children’s Books).


During the interactive session, pupils were encouraged to create their own characters and stories.


United Talent’s Diane Beaumont, Rosalind Jana and Debbie Foy, editorial director of Wayland, launched Jana’s Notes on Being Teenage (Wayland) at Blackwells in Oxford on Saturday 11th June.


“The Great British Bake Off” 2015 winner Nadiya Hussain (centre) celebrated the launch of her first cookbook Nadiya's Kitchen (Michael Joseph) on the 10th Floor of the Penguin Books office in London with her publishing team including (l-r) editor Lindsey Evans, agent Anne Kibel, publicist Katya Shipster and marketing manager Clare Bush.


Several of her fellow “The Great British Bake Off” contestants also attended the launch.


On Wednesday 15th June, Sarah Perry (centre) launched her second novel The Essex Serpent (Serpent’s Tail) with support from her agent Jenny Hewson from RCW (left) and Serpent's Tail publisher Hannah Westland at Daunt Books, Marylebone.


Bluebird celebrated the launch of Joe Wicks’ new book, Lean in 15: The Shape Plan at Ace Hotel London in Shoreditch on Thursday 16th June with the team behind The Body Coach brand. Picture: Jo Russell Photography.


During the evening, Wicks took part in a short Q&A with Heat magazine’s Lucie Cave. Picture: Jo Russell Photography.