Friday 20 April 2018

Recent UK Book Events

Whilst I've been in the UK, I've been lucky enough to have been invited to some fabulous bookish events. I've also found some wonderful events using the Eventbrite app and so have been a busy book blogger/BookTuber of late! I have shared some video footage of these events with you as well so I will link those in this post or you can check out my YouTube channel to watch those in full!

UK Launch of Our House by Louise Candlish

The first event I was invited to was the launch of Our House by Louise Candlish. I was invited by Simon and Schuster to the event in Hatchards Piccadilly on the books's UK release day-5th April. The event had so many wonderful bookish people in attendance including so many lovely Simon and Schuster/Books and The City people, other authors, other bloggers and of course the wonderful Louise Candlish herself! You can order a copy of the book by clicking here!

I also shared some footage at the end of my review video for Our House

UK Book Blogger Awards and London Book Fair

The next events I attended were both part of London Book Fair which I was also able to attend this year. I attended specifically to go to the Book Blogger awards which I shared news of with you a few weeks ago. It was great to have book blogger finally recognised in their own awards ceremony. I don't think I would go to the book fair again unless it was to attend the awards again or if I had a reason to meet with specific publishers. It's definitely a site to behold but unless you have a meeting arranged its just stands as far as the eye can see!

The other event that was London Book Fair related was a London Book and Screen week screening of the movie Suffragette with a talk from 3 amazing women beforehand. Here's the video footage and a couple of clips from both of these events. 

Ruth Jones Never Greener with Chorleywood Bookshop

I then was lucky enough to get tickets to the Chorleywood Bookshop event with Ruth Jones in celebration of her new novel Never Greener. Ruth was interviewed by Hannah Beckerman and spoke of how the book started out life as a screen play, how she included some decent sex scenes in the book and the fact that the character Belinda is basically modelled on her from 1985. She had us all laughing and definitely convinced me to start reading the book, which is currently at number one, ASAP. As always Chorleywood Bookshop put on an amazing event, if you live anywhere nearby, definitely sign up to their mailing list! You can order a copy of Never Greener by clicking here

UK Launch of You, Me, Everything by Catherine Isaac

Catherine Isaac launched her new novel You, Me Everything in Waterstones Liverpool One last night. She was interviewed by journalist and friend Dawn Collinson. She talked about the fact that she had changed her  name for this novel because it is quite different from the ten novels she wrote as Jane Costello; who she would want to cast in the main roles if the movie of the novel gets underway and what it was like writing about the relationship between mother and son as a mother of sons herself. It was a fabulous evening in a great venue and it was wonderful to see so many others authors there to support the launch of this book. If you want to see my review of this book, you can click here!

You can order a copy of the book by clicking here!

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