The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow officially publishes… TODAY!
I had such a wonderful time celebrating the launch of the book at Daunts Books on Marylebone High Street earlier this week!
Beautiful Edwardian bookshop Daunts was the perfect setting for our Clockwork Sparrow celebration. Everyone was instructed to come along in their finiest millinery for the occasion, and family and colleagues all helped out with everything from hat creation to cake-baking to make the evening extra special.
We had a sumptuous spread of afternoon tea-style refreshments – dainty finger sandwiches made by my Book Trust colleagues and a veritable feast of cakes including gorgeous Clockwork Sparrow cupcakes courtesy of my editor Hannah, delicious tea loaf made by my husband Duncan, and an amazing gin and tonic cake baked my publicist Maggie. My agent Louise had even created little ‘Sinclair’s’ paper bags stuffed with sweets!
Of course, we also had to have appropriate headgear to wear. Ahead of the event, my mum had decorated a whole host of amazing Edwardian-style hats, and together, my mum, dad and I customised an old suitcase to become a Sinclair’s trunk, stuffed with beautiful millinery.
Everyone enjoyed getting in on the action and trying on a hat (or several) over the course of the evening. Look at all these lovely folk:
A few more hat-tactic pics from the launch of @followtheyellow‘s #ClockworkSparrow at @Dauntbooks: pic.twitter.com/F7bDK5D8Ne
— Sarah McIntyre (@jabberworks) June 2, 2015
Lots of lovely #ClockworkSparrow launch details courtesy of @ninacd A photo posted by Katherine Woodfine (@followtheyellow) on
Great evening at @Dauntbooks for #ClockworkSparrow launch. Huge congratulations to @followtheyellow pic.twitter.com/S3TMxEPVZs
— Sally Oliphant (@Sally_PR) June 2, 2015
Many congratulations to the one and only @followtheyellow #clockworksparrow successfully LAUNCHED! pic.twitter.com/en9saP5Qyy
— Lauren Ace (@LaceyPR) June 2, 2015
Hat-tastic! Big congrats to @followtheyellow on the launch of #ClockworkSparrow! @Dauntbooks pic.twitter.com/1NaJ1nbUor — Sarah McIntyre (@jabberworks) June 2, 2015
My friend Rosi even brought along this amazing Sinclair’s themed gift!
It was such fun to have so many people come along to raise a glass to Clockwork Sparrow – what a truly amazing celebration.
Many thanks to everyone for all your help to give my first book such a splendid welcome – and happy book birthday to Clockwork Sparrow!