Monday, 4 September 2017

Friday Night at a Book Launch...

After weeks of hard non-writing work, it was lovely to go out to a local literary event, a book launch.

In Nottingham the Waterstones branch is in a tall building, and only a short walk from two tram stops and lots of bus routes, and with easy access to the railway station (for those travelling from further afield).

The Alan Sillitoe room is on the top floor of the building, and it's a popular venue for literary events, book signings/book launches, author events, workshops and more.

On Friday night it was the Nottingham launch party for the paperback of Cathy Bramley's The Lemon Tree Cafe.
The Lemon Tree Caf (Paperback)
out in
   paperback...

The launch was a mixture of invited guests, and other readers who had a ticket to attend. I was there with a few of the Belmont Belles.

A small glass of wine always goes well when you arrive...

Cathy was delightful, and her great sense of humour came over in her introduction.

She read an extract from the book, a scene between Rosie and her Nonna- her Italian grandmother who owns The Lemon Tree Cafe in "the rolling hills of Derbyshire". There were certainly moments of laughter and big smiles all
round during the reading.

Afterwards there was a long queue for the book signing, it nearly reached the back of the room.

Lemon cupcakes...


It's good to be able to celebrate with friends and fellow authors, especially when it's a local venue.

And the cupcake was delicious too...

15 comments:

Helen Laycock said...

Sounds a great event, Carol - and those cupcakes look scrumptious!

cathy bramley said...

Thank you for the write-up, Carol, so glad you had fun at my launch x

Carolb said...

You're very welcome Cathy, and thank you for the invite to the launch.x

Carolb said...

It was a great event Helen. The cupcakes were lovely and the swirly bit on top wasn't too sweet. :-)

June Kearns said...
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June Kearns said...

A great night, Carol!!

Carolb said...

Very enjoyable.x

Julia Thorley said...

It always gladdens my heart when I hear about a proper book launch, because whether it's at the Ritz with champagne or in your front room with tea and cakes it's a celebration. It sounds as though you had a lovely evening.

Patsy said...

Sounds as though it was fun, Carol.

Carolb said...

It was an enjoyable evening, Julia, and lovely to see so many eager readers queuing up to get their copy of Cathy's book signed.

Carolb said...

It's been some time since I've been able to attend a book launch, Patsy. I'd forgotten the buzz and excitement that goes with it all.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Sounds great, Carol - I go to a crime writing friend's every year!

Teresa Ashby said...

Sounds lovely, Carol - those cupcakes look delicious too!

Carolb said...

It was very good, Rosemary.

And it is great to be able to support other writer friends whether you know them well or via social media.

Enjoy your next book launch event. :-)

Carolb said...

It was fun, and I was with writer friends too Teresa.

The cupcake was lovely, not too sweet and the sponge wasn't a fall apart the moment you bit into it type. :-)