On Thursday I travelled to the Royal Over-Seas League. St James’s in London to attend the Romantic Novelist Summer Party. As the heavens opened (the train line app promised sunshine in London!) Bella Osborne, Tilly Tennant, Sue Miller (Editor of Mama Life Magazine) and myself took refuge in Le Caprice restaurant where it would have been rude not to indulge in their delicious cuisine accompanied by champagne. After bumping into best selling author Phillipa Ashley at the train station and Simon Mayo in Oxford Street the day was already off to an enjoyable start.
The author star studded event was phenomenal with glitzy dresses and canopies to die for. I was reunited with my gin drinking buddy the uber-talented Katie Fforde as well as Holly Martin, Mandy Baggot, Catherine Miller, Annie Lyons, Sue Fortin, Zara Stoneley, Jane Linfoot, Rachel Dove, Samantha Tonge and my agent Kate Nash for a night of all things bookish.
The 2017 Joan Hessayon Award Winner was Kate Field – Congratulations Kate!