Friday, 7 November 2008

Launch Party



Great launch party for Under a Blood Red Sky yesterday - many thanks to everybody who came to support me. Particular thanks to Catherine Duncan at Sphere who has done a fabulous job with the PR. I'm looking forward to getting out there now and meeting readers, hearing their responses and often their own personal stories of Russia in the 1930s. Today I was doing a radio interview at Palm Radio and as I left, the lovely young newsreader in the studio told me about her own grandparents who were White Russians too. The story seems to create a connection with people that I find deeply moving and that indicates what an extraordinarily diverse society we live in.

9 comments:

Karen said...

yeaaaa I got this book yesterday and intend to find myself some coffee and chocolate and make a start today

Kate Furnivall said...

Hi Karen,

Enjoy! Sounds to me like a good way to spend a winter Sunday.

FA said...

Greetings from Brunei!

My beloved sister gave me this as a suprise gift. She bought it in M'sia! I hope to enjoy it during the christmas holiday. V. v. excited! Thank you for the book :)

Much love.

Karen said...

Loved the book , I enjoyed following the friendship between Sofia and Anna,

Kate Furnivall said...

Hi FA,
Have a good Christmas and enjoy the book. I love to hear of my books travelling so far and wide!

Kate Furnivall said...

Hi Karen,
Thanks for letting me know your response to Under a Blood Red Sky. Good to hear you loved it because I loved writing it. Now that I've finished the sequel to The Russian Concubine (out next year) I'm thoroughly enjoying going round talking to groups about Sofia and Anna and about what drove me to write their story.

Karen said...

Kate do you ever come to groups down on the South Coast

Kate Furnivall said...

Hi Karen,
I actually live on the south coast, but in Devon. I will be giving talks in Kent and in Wiltshire next February but I don't think I'll get further along the coast. I'll post an item on the blog if I do.

Kate Furnivall said...

Hi FA,
Hope you enjoyed reading the book over Christmas.