The Kew Sparkle event was fantastic last night – our little bookshop at Kew was simply rammed with people, all quaffing wine, sampling tasty treats from two cookbooks, and buying lots of booky presents !! We had not one but TWO authors in, signing copies of their respective books – Alex T. Smith signed his latest children’s book ‘How Winston Delivered Christmas’ (upon which our window is based this year) and Christopher Skaife, Ravenmaster at the Tower of London came to talk about his book ‘Ravenmaster’. Here’s Christopher in all his regalia:-

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Here’s Alex T. Smith, the author of ‘How Winston Delivered Christmas’ upon which our Christmas window design is based.

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Here’s our lovely window – lots of vinyl work featuring the Christmas trees on the book cover, lots of brown envelopes with tiny stamps and lots of lovely packages…

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Lots of fun pics here:-


What a great evening – lots of festive treats, lots of wine, excellent company and lots of Christmas sales (and we only had one wine spillage !!)

Here we are at the end of the evening being photographed for posterity :-

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1. Chris Skaife (Ravenmaster), Russ (Right hand Man), Adam & Wendy (Bookshop Owners)

2. Chris and Jaz Skaife – very welcome guests to our shop…

A great evening – and if you are gutted about missing your chance to get a signed copy of either of these books, we have several signed copies of each still available to buy !!