Really BIZARRE and slightly unreal.
Congratulations to all the winners!
I still can't believe Mark and I (and team Scholastic) got to be part of it all.
Thanks to everyone at Scholastic for getting the book out there.
I'm back at my desk in me cosy shed - what a different world.
I decided that as this was probably NEVER going to happen again - I would be shameless chat to everyone I could - drink champagne and generally be merry and sparkly.
I did all the above.
Here are photos for proof.
|The BRILLIANT Caitlin Moran |
giving ELLA some good advice (see below).
|Quick scrape with Marks razor...|
|All the EXTRA sparkle|
|Glad I shaved now.|
|It was spec savers after all.|
|I told Caitlin that |
I'd bought Ella her book
"How To Be A Woman"
But she hadn't read
it because I'd given it to her.
SO Caitlin said we needed to TEXT her...
|With Gok Wan|
|Nominees all had their pics taken.|
|I chatted to Mary Berry and got |
her to sign a sticker so I
can put it in my book.She was
GLOWING and very lovely.
|Kathy Lette looking festive.|
|Mark, Caroline (my wonderful agent) and me.|
|Me and Johnny Duddle - who won the WATERSTONES|
prize with The Pirates Next Door.
We had already decided David Walliams was
the winner (he was!).
|We were RIGHT at the back but Lorraine Kelly|
|David Walliams said "Children are the future.."|
and recited song lyrics.
|Miranda Hart was funny and very jolly.|
|Ian Rankin picked up |
outstanding contribution.And said
he still had his best work ahead of him
despite what the
latest review in Private Eye said ...
|CUE HUGE CHEER from |
Ian Hislop (next to Clare)
|Clare my editor who looked fabulous and so did new MD Catherine, who took loads of pictures of Mark and I and was great |
company all night. We had a BLAST!
|So many photographers.|
|Ian Rankin and award.|
|Jonny's skull tie -|
|The winner is....|
International author of the year.
Eowyn Ivey with her award.
|I was too embarrassed to |
say I messed up Claire Baldwins
photo with her well deserved
|Caroline took this - |
(I need a new camera - my
pics are rubbish!)
|The goodie bags...full of spec stuff.|
|I had a whole set |
of painted nails.
|The Templar team photo.|
|Goodie bag selection.|