British Storytellers light up Kensington Gardens Serpentine at the best publishing event of the year
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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.
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.
Next year maybe they’ll name their wonderful annual networking party Random Penguin in da House.
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.