Saturday, June 14, 2014

Launch of 'A Cornish Stranger'

Organising a launch party for your book is not easy and can be nerve-racking for the author, but attending someone else’s is pure fun!  And there’s no one better at hosting unusual and interesting launch parties than our very own Liz Fenwick.

On Thursday, Liz’s latest book, A CornishStranger, was released into the world, and it was given a party with real style.  We were served Pimm’s (a very British summer drink), nibbles and Cornish clotted cream ice cream in various flavours, which was truly delicious.  Then we were treated to some live opera singing, courtesy of a very talented young lady, and a reading from the book which drew you in, making you want to start on it immediately!

Now all I need is some free time in which to tackle my TBR pile …

Liz with fellow Heroine Addict Julie Cohen
Many thanks to Liz for a very enjoyable evening and I wish her and A Cornish Stranger huge success!

A Cornish Stranger:-

There’s an old Cornish saying: “Save a stranger from the sea, he’ll turn your enemy …”

When her reclusive grandmother becomes too frail to live alone, Gabriella Blythe moves into the remote waterside cabin on Frenchman’s Creek which has been her grandmother’s home for decades.  Once a celebrated artist, Jaunty’s days are coming to a close, but she is still haunted by events in her past, particularly the sinking of the Lancasteria during the war.

Everything is fine until a handsome stranger arrives in a storm, seeking help.  Fin has been left a family legacy: a delicate watercolour of a cabin above the creek which leads him to this beautiful stretch of Cornish water.  As Fin begins to pick at the clues of the painting, he is drawn into the lives of Gabe and Jaunty, unravelling a remarkable story of identity and betrayal …


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  2. I want to Liz's Urmston launch the previous week, and found it great fun! (My first book launch) A nice crowd, Scones, Jam and Clotted Cream, wine and Liz herself.

    As I'm sure you know, Liz is a confident and entertaining speaker, and kept a reasonable crowd in the palm of her hand for an hour.

    Lizzie Lamb's pics of the London launch were great fun. The RNA out on the lash!! :)

    I can be wonderfully smug and say that I have read A Cornish Stranger already; its a really good read, and like you, I can only wish Liz and the book every success.


  3. I can be smug too. It is an excellent read. I went to Liz's Helford launch the day after she came to mine! Such a lovely place. I am sure that A Cornish Stranger will go from strength to strength. :)

  4. Thank you for your comments - I'm very much looking forward to reading A Cornish Stranger!