On Saturday 7th July, I was invited to the launch party for Ellie Philips’ debut novel ‘Dads, Geeks and Blue Haired Freaks’. I attended with Matt who runs the Teen Librarian blog.
We met at the wonderful Victoria Park Books, which is owned by Ellie’s sister. Ellie then took us on a walk around the local area where the novel is set. It was fascinating to see the places which had inspired Ellie and to see the setting for the book in real life. It was my first visit to Victoria Park and I loved the area! Here we are outside the bookshop after the walk.
After the walk, we were invited to a party to celebrate the launch, which was great fun. There was lots of delicious food including bagels and some amazing cakes.
Thank you to Egmont, Ellie and Jo at Victoria Park Books for a fantastic evening.
Dad, Geeks and Blue Haired Freaks is available to buy now. You can read my review here: http://www.bookbabblers.co.uk/2012/06/review-of-dads-geeks-and-blue-haired-freaks-by-ellie-phillips/