Book launch: The Naked Muse

The Naked Muse_019.jpg

The Naked Muse is well-launched into the world, after an amazing wave of publicity churned up by Ana McLaughlin of Sarah Harrison PR. (Thank you, Ana + Valley Press!)

Not only do reporters and radio stations need to hear about a book, they have to find it interesting enough to discuss, and I am enormously grateful to have been able to talk about The Naked Muse on ten (10!) radio stations across the UK + Northern Ireland. There have already been some lovely reviews, including on The Monocle, and thorough write-ups in and in The Glasgow Herald. Read (or listen!) here.

Last week, The Peckham Pelican hosted us for the book launch, where I was able to thank friends and contributors, (present as well as abroad,) and enjoy a vivid opening reading from the talented poet
David Nash, and enjoy a wonderful time.

Furthest-travelled guests included Henrike Scholten, Dutch friend & artist, who helped edit the book, and Daniele Iozzia, one of the painters I’ve worked most closely with, from Sicily, who painted the chapel frieze for which I modelled.

Thank you to all who attended or sent good wishes, and thanks to Marcos Avlonitis for the marvellous photos! If you haven’t bought the book, please do!
The Naked Muse_007


The Naked Muse_038The Naked Muse_03413336052_10156967676595057_6381053874232657623_n

The Naked Muse_014

The Naked Muse_115

The Naked Muse_027


The Naked Muse_032

The Naked Muse_083
Enter a caption

The Naked Muse_063

The Naked Muse_087

The Naked Muse_097



The Naked Muse_043

The Naked Muse_090The Naked Muse_003The Naked Muse_017