By Jenny Banks
Morton’s Club in Mayfair last week, we had the pleasure of attending Giovanna
Fletcher’s book launch for her debut novel, Billy and Me, which was published by Penguin on May 23rd.
novel centres on Sophie, a young woman living in a small village who finds her
quiet life upturned when she meets a famous actor, Billy.
a glass of bubbly, we spoke with Giovanna about Billy and Me. It sounds like a
lovely book by an even lovelier author and we're very excited to be reviewing it
soon, here on Novelicious. Giovanna told us how she hardly slept the night before
with worrying about her speech, but her jitters proved ill-founded. It was a
really beautiful speech, especially when Giovanna explained how she was always
destined to be a part of Penguin; her days at drama school pretending to be a
penguin mixed with her positive thinking after reading The Secret ensured Giovanna
firmly became part of the Penguin fold.
were many people at the book launch, and luckily we managed to speak with two
lovely ladies: Ali McNamara, who gave us some details on her new book Step Back In Time, and Novelicious's recent inductee into the International Chick Lit Month Hall of Fame, Jill
Mansell. It was in fact quite a glittering night; you may know that Giovanna is
married to Tom Fletcher from McFly, all of whom were there to offer support, and
although Giovanna was very busy, she happily stopped for a photo and gave each
guest a gift bag.
you Giovanna and Penguin for such a great night and all the best with Billy and