My novels are romantic suspense, surely St Pancras is one of the most romantic and suspenseful railway stations in the world – even the train to Paris leaves from just beside the Champagne Bar! *sigh*
Nearly fifty guests ‒ author friends, work colleagues, old school chums, journalists, literary agents and editors – plus my superstar husband Jonathan, piled into a private room at The Betjeman Arms, where despite it being February, a full on sunshiny Mediterranean luncheon was served frosty bottles of the finest Prosecco & Peroni known to man (to misquote ‘Withnail and I’).
Following a very funny yet moving introduction by literary agent Lisa Eveleigh of Richford Becklow and The Paris Press, I chatted about the inspiration behind the novel – including how I discovered some World War II secrets – and took some intriguing and searching questions from my guests. I then read the poem which opens the book That Summer, before corks popped and the celebrations began.
It gives me great pleasure to share it with you here …