A private memorial service for author Colin Dexter O.B.E. took place on Thursday 26th April at Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford.
The Mayor of Lewisham, Sir Steve Bullock, cut rainbow coloured ribbons to celebrate the opening of new inclusive children's bookshop Moon Lane Books in Catford, South London on Thursday 26th April. Owner Tamara Macfarlane and the bookshop's co-owners and staff are featured in the photo along with local children.
Laura Dockrill launched her new YA title Big Bones (Hot Key Books) at the Lush Studio in Soho on Thursday 26th April, as part of the Lush Book Club.
The Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist was announced at an event at Waterstones Gowar Street on Tuesday 24th April. A panel of inspiring women took to the Baileys Book Bar stage, including L-R broadcaster and historian Professor Kate Williams, co-founder of the Women’s Equality Party Catherine Mayer, author Kate Mosse, campaigner June Sarpong and author Kit De Waal.
HarperCollins hosted BOSHFEST at Borough Market in London on Thursday 19th April, to celebrate the publication of Henry Firth and Ian Theasby’s first cookbook BOSH!. Firth centre left and Theasby far right were joined by fellow HarperCollins authors Dr Rupy Aujla far left and Anna Jones.
Lee Child, Programming Chair of the 2018 Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival, launched the full festival programme at an exclusive party at The Hospital Club in Covent Garden, London on Thursday 19th April. Child is pictured alongside L-R Dr Terry Bramall CBE, Fiona Movley, Sharon Canavar and Liz Bramall. (© Mike Whorley)
The 2018 Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Programming Committee were also in attendance: L-R Val McDermid, Mari Hannah, Lee Child, Steve Mosby, Jane Gregory and NJ Cooper. (© Mike Whorley)
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