Bath launch: Double the Stars

Thanks to all at the Herschel Museum!

Heartfelt thanks to the Herschel Museum of Astronomy, particularly to Debbie and Joe, for being amazing hosts for the first of our ‘double’ launch. What a lovely evening: the parlour was full, the sun shone, and we all enjoyed wine in the beautiful garden after the reading.

To bring together my publisher Jan with Herschel Museum staff was a particular delight – Jan has believed in this story from the start, and she was able to see the very home in which Caroline Herschel lived and worked.

She also told me the brilliant news that every branch of WH Smith Travel is going to take Double the Stars! So, travellers, look for it in airports!

My thanks also to Cassie Herschel-Shorland for helping to share news of this launch, to the Herschel Society for their interest, and to the Jane Austen Festival, who hosted the following day’s workshop on writing historical fiction.

With my Cinnamon Press publisher, Jan.
With my publisher, Jan.

The workshop sold out, and the group of interested writers was full of insight and excellent observations. (Not to mention a few fabulous bonnets!) I learnt new things (including what a ‘miser’s purse’ is,) and I hope all of my workshop attendees did, too.

Londoners: I hope to see you in Greenwich on the afternoon of 28th Sept for our Royal Observatory launch!

Double the Stars

Royal Observatory Greenwich Flamsteed House.

Double the Stars is officially out in September!

The novel is available now from Cinnamon Press.

We launch the book in Bath at the Herschel Museum of Astronomy on 17th September at 5:30pm. Admission is free but tickets must be booked by phoning 01225 446865. 

In London, we launch Double the Stars in the Ocatgon Room of Flamsteed House at the Royal Observatory Greenwich, on Sunday 28th September at 2pm: Free. 

Details here.

All welcome to both events!

It’s very exciting to think that over six years ago, I looked up at the ROG and day-dreamed about holding the launch in the Octagon Room. The thing about making dreams happen is that you have to dream them first, and then take action. 

We’re also going to have a very special performance as part of our London event!