I have had the most amazing week! I came back from the Jane Austen Festival in Bath late on Monday and, on Tuesday, went to my first fashion show as part of London Fashion Week. With Helen from my publishers, I attended Elizabeth Emanuel’s amazing show, Little Black Dress. Here we are pretending to be a couple of celebrities!
Wednesday night was launch night for my dear friend, Christina Courtenay, who’s book, Trade Winds, is out now. Here I am with Pia and some other writer pals.
Thursday was my blog day at Austen Authors which was enormous fun. It was lovely to connect to so many writers and readers who are all as obsessed with Jane Austen as I am!
Friday meant another trip to Bath as my husband had four beautiful paintings in an exhibition – one of which was ‘highly commended’. I also had reason to celebrate myself on Friday as A Weekend with Mr Darcy was in the Heatseeker’s chart at number 10!
I also got down to my rewrites on Friday for Dreaming of Mr Darcy – the second book in my Austen addicts trilogy which is to be published in the summer. And then Saturday was a lovely day out on the south coast where we went chicken-shopping (I’m now the proud owner of some very fine galvanised feeders!) and painting and walking (Roy painted whilst Molly and I walked).
Next week looks a little quieter but there’s another book launch to look forward to. Now, I really must get back to those rewrites …