The Launch Party

October 13 was the Official Launch Party for The Woman Behind the Waterfall – hosted by Waterstones bookshop and attended by a big crowd of friends, family, fans, press, Teddington locals, Ukrainians and the lovely Waterstones team.


It was an amazing night, with signings from the moment it started until when the bookshop doors were locked. I managed to do a short reading and say some thank yous, but the rest was a blur of books, pens, signatures, compliments and introductions.

It was an event I had waited for ever since my dream began, and it was everything that I had imagined it would be.

Here are some photos to give an impression of the night.

Photo credits to Anna Lukanina of Ukrainian Events in London and Mike Coles.


Signing the first copies


New friends and book lovers


So many thank yous! Writing a book is a long journey.


A thoughtful reader


Reading the first page of the novel


The last signings


Friends and organising team (thank you!)