Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The Dubai Launch of The Cornish House

All I can say is WOW! I was awed and humbled by the friends, acquaintances and strangers who came to the the Dubai launch of the Cornish House at Kinokuniya in the Dubai Mall. The Cornish Cream tea was a huge success and dear friends brought the flag of St Piran which saved the evening....

After the early prep work in which I was ably aided by DH, Bee and the wonderful Matt Cowdrey of Hachette...

 It was time to take off the apron and face the crowd...and unlike most Dubai events- people came early which was wonderful as we had a chance to chat and nibble...
Behind DH's smile you can see Matt introducing me...
I look like I'm giving a stern lecture!

A now for the reading....





What was great was there was a lovely chance to mix and mingle before hand. and afterwards. Very unlike me to not be able to find the words to describe the evening but I can't -from the moment I walked into Kinokuniya's and saw my books on display front of house to all the wonderful people who came to wish me well and who bought soooo many books...in fact more books than people who attended!

What am amazing start in an amazing place...

If I can work the technicalities I may have video footage later!

Before I sign off to catch this flight I need to say there have been some fabulous things said about The Cornish House on Novelicious here and I've been put as a top summer by Isabel Costello on her On The Sofa blog here...

Back to One Thing I've Learnt tomorrow and I have been loving these little posts...each day I'm reminds me of something important or something new...

15 comments:

Evie McLaughlin said...

Congratulations :-) That must be an extraordinary feeling and it sounds like you enjoyed every minute. Safe flight. x

Rebecca Leith said...

Congratulations, Liz. I look forward to seeing you at the London launch next week. Can't wait. As Evie says, safe flight. Xxx

Jenny Beattie said...

It looked a fabulous event. Congratulations, Liz, on sending it out...

Laura E. James said...

Wow! And what a place to launch. The photos are great. So pleased for you.
Your energy levels are amazing :-)
See you in London.
x

Emma Pass said...

Congratulations, Liz. Looks like a wonderful launch! (And I am so craving a cream tea now…)

Liz Harris said...

Mega congratulations on the launch of The Cornish House, Liz!

What a fabulous day the Dubai launch sounds. What a shame I'm going to miss the London launch - I'm sure that that will be great fun, too.

Liz X

4 kids, 20 suitcases and a beagle said...

Fantastic. Just wonderful. xxx

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

Congratulations for such a successful book launch!

Karen said...

Sounds wonderful Liz, congratulations :o)

catdownunder said...

Purr-fect!

Kath said...

What a wonderful way - and place - to launch The Cornish House, Liz! Looks as if everyone had a great evening.

Have a safe flight and look forward to seeing you at the London launch next week!

Flowerpot said...

Looks like a fabulous launch Liz - so glad for you! Take care and sure the London launch will be even better! xx

liz fenwick said...

Thank you all...It's days later and I'm still smiling! Can't wait for the London launch now :-)

lx

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the successful launch of your dream! We love you! Laurie from New Orleans

liz fenwick said...

Thanks Laurie!!!
lx