A birthday, a book bash and a Time Lord

This week, June Kearns and I travelled to London for Trisha Ashley‘s book launch at Daunt’s, Marylebone High Street. Our plan was to spend the day  window shopping, have lunch and then head for Daunt’s – all part of my birthday celebration. An unexpected guest turned up at Daunt’s and really provided the icing on the (birthday) cake . . . as you will see, if you read on.

I love London and luckily, there is a direct line from Leicester to St Pancras. The whole London vibe really inspires me as a writer. The first time I bought a Diptych candle I was in Notting Hill researching my debut novel, Tall Dark and Kilted. June very kindly bought me a tuberose candle in the Marylebone High Street shop as a birthday present. I will be burning it in my study as I get on with book #5.

Marylebone High Street has lots of niche shops and cafes and June and I plan a return visit later this spring with friends. In one of the pubs, I visited the ladies’ loo and the cubicles were decorated with reclining nudes – there was a purple velvet chaise longue to languish on, should the mood take you. Recline and Sprawl ?

We eventually remembered that we weren’t there to enjoy ourselves (hah!), we were there to attend Trisha’s book launch and meet fellow writers and readers. So we got down to it.

We hoped we might meet fellow Romantic Novelists’ Association members at the launch and we weren’t disappointed. I was especially thrilled to ‘bump into’ Kate Hardy who is on the short list for a Rona Rose award on Monday with: Billionaire, Boss … Bridegroom?  In 2012, Kate dedicated her book : The Ex Who Hired Her to my naughty parrot Jasper, and me (he appears on page 6).

Here is a slideshow of other RNA friends who rocked up at Trisha’s book launch –

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I’ve been a Doctor Who fan ever since I watched the first episode back in nineteen sixty – something.  So, the unexpected appearance of Peter Davison at Trisha’s book launch really was the icing on the cake and  topped off my Birthday Bash in London. He was charming and agreed to pose with some of his fangirls. Not every day a girl meets a Time Lord, is it?

The Five(ish) Doctors, reboot – video BBC.co.uk 

To sum up – it was so good to kick back, chill, and every other adjective I can think of because (drum roll) my new novel has been returned from fabulous proofreader, Julia Gibbs and is now in the capable hands of Sarah Houldcroft being formatted. And breathe.

Pre-order date coming soon

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About Lizzie Lamb

I write contemporary women's fiction mostly based in Scotland with hot heroes, feisty heroines and always a happy ending. Along with three other authors - Adrienne Vaughan, June Kearns and Margaret Cullingford - I formed the New Romantics Press under which all our books are published.

Posted on March 11, 2017, in Lizzie's Scribbles and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 20 Comments.

  1. Gorgeous post, Lizzie – sums up a fabulous day.
    Lovely to have shared it with you.
    Happy Birthday today. 🎈
    Exciting times just around the corner!!!

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  2. Humongous happy birthday mate … great blog, felt like I didn’t miss a moment of your wonderful day out! Now chill and have some fun, and look forward to seeing you real soon! Champagne in the fridge with your name on it! XXXX

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  3. Reblogged this on New Romantics Press and commented:

    A blog post about June and LIzzie having fun in London and meeting a Time Lord (or a vet) according to your tastes.

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  4. I am green with envy. Dr Who and a birthday. How lucky can you be! The next epic is sure to be even more successful. Wishing you all the very best on both counts, Maggeeee, X

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  5. Great post. Sounds like you had a fab day Lizzie. It A trip to the big city is always fun. I am going down for the London Book Fair next week. I don’t think I will be lucky enough to meet a time lord though

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    • Sarah I thought you’d like to know that when we had lunch in Don Paddy’s today, someone was reading Caterpillar 🐛 Girl !!

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  6. Happy birthday my dear friend!
    I enjoyed reading this blog post as usual, thank you for sharing your memories and photos with us!
    Have a most wonderful birthday, from me and my (ahem) fictional namesake that you know only too well. xxx

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    • Thanks for the birthday wishes Isabella. I’m so glad you enjoyed reading the blog post. Your card was waiting for me on the doorstep after my day out.

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  7. Fantastic post, Lizzie. Happy Birthday, my lovely friend. You fully deserve it 🙂 xxx

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  8. Lovely to read about your birthday celebration. Sounds like a fabulous day. Happy Birthday!

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  9. Enjoyed reading about your fabulous day out & the photos of all the beautiful ladies enjoying books! Wish I could have been there as I also love London! Happy birthday, Lizzie.

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    • Hi Victoria. London always inspires me, although in a different way to Scotland. I always come home fired up to write another novel .

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  10. Hi sounds like you had an amazing day. I love London too, and I’m going there today for a day out with my daughter. 🙂

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