After all my anxiety and neurosis beforehand, it turned out to be a wonderful occasion. Lots of people were there to help me celebrate. Cinnamon Press sold lots of copies of The Piano Player’s Son – this is the queue for the book table.
And afterwards loads of people said how much they’d enjoyed it.
Here is the evidence that, despite everything, I actually enjoyed it too!The atmosphere in the room was great – a big buzz of chat beforehand, and the group Slow Train entertaining people as they arrived, although at one stage it looked as if they’d lost their vocalist – she went that way!
They also played and sang beautifully at the end. And I now know what rootsy music is – and it’s great!
Mat Brockington – a brilliant actor as well as a versatile member of Slow Train playing a number of different instruments – performed a wonderful rendition of my parody To Write or Not to Write:
As well as Slow Train, we were entertained by Amy Rainbow and Gary Longden performing their wonderful poetic duo about the difficulties of relationships. Amy and Gary performing their set:
And my favourite picture of all – the one that it’s all about – is of the books.book launch