Friday, 28 February 2014

Book launch: A Hundred Pieces of Me


After the excellent Tinder Press first birthday party on Tuesday it was time for another bookish event the following evening, with the launch party for Lucy Dillon's A Hundred Pieces of Me. I really enjoyed this inspiring novel (find my full review here) and was very excited at the opportunity to be meeting the author herself.


I met up with Vicky from Books, Biscuits and Tea before heading to the launch's location; the iconic Daunt Books on Marylebone High Street. This was such a fitting venue for a book event, the beautiful Edwardian building was stocked full of classical and modern literary works and I already promised myself I'd be going back to buy ALL the books (and one of their tote bags, because they're brilliant).


We were greeted by the lovely Vero from Hodder & Stoughton and wine (every good bookish event should involve alcohol in some form) before mingling with some of the other guests. We soon realised that a lot of people there were authors whose books I really enjoy reading! We first chatted to Rebecca Chance (who writes sexy and super addictive bonkbusters which I absolutely adore) before being introduced to people from the Hodder team.


Author Rebecca Chance, myself, Vicky and author Kate Harrison

It was particularly awesome to get a chance to chat to Alix from Wishlist (the fantastic Hodder women's fiction newsletter which I always spam on Facebook and Twitter...) and to be able to put a face to the person I'd been chatting with on social media (spoiler alert: she looks nothing like the Twitter avatar ;)).


Cute notebooks with the book's cover were laying around the event area ♥

After a lovely speech from Lucy (where she got a bit emotional as she was thanking friends and family for support during the writing of her novel) we took the plunge and asked if she would sign our books - which she happily did. We also spoke to her for a bit about the book's story, main character Gina and the open ending (which I apparently completely misinterpreted, oops).


We had a wonderful evening (even though, with so many amazing writers present, I did feel slightly like we were crashing an author party) - many thanks to the Hodder team for letting me attend!

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