Guest post by Liz de Jager, pictured above with writer Christopher Fowler
Earlier this week we attended the launch for Christopher Fowler’s new Bryant & May novel Memory of Blood.
The launch took place at Goldsboro Books located in Cecil Court and as usual, the hospitality of both the staff on duty and Mr. Fowler’s publishing team (Doubleday/Transworld) was beyond reproach. We all mingled over wine and snacks chatting away, whilst ogling all the gorgeous signed limited first editions on display throughout the store. I may have succumbed to buying one.
Soon, Christopher’s editor, Simon gave a lovely speech about how much fun it is working with Christopher and how he continuously looks forward to receiving that new manuscript, on time, and in pretty good shape. After Simon’s speech, Christopher gave one himself and as someone who has never met him before, I was struck by how genuinely charming and generous he seemed. He thanked his partner, all of us in attendance along with his publicity person, Lynsey Dalladay, for making Bryant & May so popular and fun. Then he begged off more speechmaking and we all went back to chatting.
Towards the end of the evening, I managed to get a hug and a kiss from Mr. Fowler, the charmer! It was a terrific evening and it was great to see so many fans in attendance. Until next year!
The UK edition is out now:
The US edition in March 2012:
At Christopher Fowler’s blog:
Previously at this and my other blogs:
Bryant And May: More Books!
Writer Christopher Fowler: Goodies!
Why I Must Live Through 2009
Writer Christopher Fowler Awarded
Christopher Fowler Undissed
Christopher Fowler Dissed Again!
Christopher Fowler Re: Sarah Palin
Christopher Fowler Gets His Byline
Bryant & May To Continue!!
So Who Wrote This Then?
Writer Christopher Fowler Is Blogging!
Christopher Fowler Cover Development
Christopher Fowler’s New Digs
Doctor Who: Turn Left
Christopher Fowler: March 2009
Christopher Fowler: Read His Books
What I Look Forward To In 2008
Christopher Fowler Pleads Guilty — To Genius!
Author Christopher Fowler Torments Me With An Email
The Astounding Christopher Fowler
Christopher Fowler’s Bryant & May
Christopher Fowler Slays Me