16 June 2011 (London,UK) - The evening began at 6:30 pm with guests assembling in the ballroom of the hotel where staff had set out five round tables seating twelve guests. At each table were nibbles and chocolates; everyone had been provided with wine or soft drink upon arrival.
At 7 pm, Prue Phillipson welcomed her guests, many of whom were members of local book groups. Initially, thirty-five guests were expected and we were pleased with the response by upwards of seventy people.
Prue spoke for about 20 minutes on how she and her sister wrote stories all their childhood, how her chequered writing career developed with many setbacks and how she finally found in Knox Robinson Publishing the support she had wanted throughout her seventy-six year writing career.
Following her talk, Prue read two extracts from Vengeance Thwarted, joined by her husband and two friends who took turns reading the dialogue of various characters from the novel. After a break from 7.55-8.15 pm, when people bought books or mingled, order was called again and there was a 30 minute question and answer session about historical novels.
At 8.45 pm, Prue thanked everyone for coming and signed books for those who hadn’t purchased in the interval. The event was a fantastic success!
Prue Phillipson and Knox Robinson Publishing would like to thank everyone who attended.
We look forward to our next book launch in Saskatchewan, Canada next month when Evan Ostryzniuk launches his novel Of Faith and Fidelity: Geoffry Hotspur and the War for St Peter's Throne.
More details to follow.