British Storytellers light up Kensington Gardens Serpentine at the best publishing event of the year

If you love books and storytelling the place to be and to be seen this week was most certainly Kensington Gardens Serpentine Gallery at the annual lavish party hosted by a newly merged Penguin Random House Publishing. London Mums Editor Monica Costa and I felt it was such a treat mingling with some of Britain's best authors and illustrators of the like of Jeremy Strong (the Hundred Mile dog series), Sally Green (Half Bad, Half Lies, Half Wild), Julia Donaldson (Room on the Broom,The Gruffalo's Child, Charlie Cook's Favorite Book, The Gruffalo), Lauren Child (Charlie & Lola), Sherley Hughes (Alfie's feet), Robin Stevens (the Murder Most Unladylike Mysteries series), Laura Dockrill (Echoes) and many others.
In the front row from right to left Robin Stevens, Sherley Hughes and Julia Donaldson

In the front row from right to left Robin Stevens, Sherley Hughes and Julia Donaldson

As Jeremy Strong put it with his cunning sense of humour, it would have been great if the merged publishers had called themselves Random Penguin instead of Penguin Random House.
Jeremy Strong with London Mums magazine Editor Monica Costa

Jeremy Strong with London Mums magazine Editor Monica Costa

Next year maybe they'll name their wonderful annual networking party Random Penguin in da House. Penguin Random House Publishing Kensington Serpentine
Laura Dockrill with London Mums magazine Editor Monica Costa

Laura Dockrill with London Mums magazine Editor Monica Costa

Here I am with charming Robin Stevens

Here I am with charming Robin Stevens

I really enjoyed meeting Sally Green

I really enjoyed meeting Sally Green

Penguin Random House Publishing goodie bag very hungry caterpillar

About Laura Castelli

I am a mum of two young girls. I am an architect in love with art, books and travel. I write book, musicals and movie reviews for London Mums magazine.

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