By Cesca Major
On Thursday evening I found myself in the gorgeous, book-filled
heaven that is Waterstones Piccadilly, heading to the 5th View Cocktail Lounge to
raise a glass to Melissa Hill and her latest book A Gift to Remember.
ordered, honey-covered sausages and mouth-watering chips were passed around and
the evening began.
at Simon & Schuster were out in force and we were able to hear all about the
work that had gone into this gorgeous read (review up soon, you curious bunch…). The art department had even created a real-life version of the paper tree on the
cover bursting out of the inside of a book (S&S have promised us a future blog
on this as apparently it is jaw-dropping). Melissa herself was warm and chatty and
it was great to hear how she creates books that build in layers of suspense (there
is no short cut here, writers – I am afraid she goes back and re-writes sections once
she has thought of the twist). It was brilliant to meet her and the team behind
this beautiful book and I am sure it will do very well.
to Simon & Schuster for hosting such a lovely evening and good luck to Melissa
and A Gift to Remember.