Launch of The Magicians

February 24, 2020

Fab launch of The Magicians at Daunt Books, Holland Park, London on 20 February. It’s always great to have party when a book is published. You invite hundreds in the hope you won’t be there on your own! Some people RSVP to say they are coming and for various reasons don’t come and others don’t RSVP to say they are coming and turn up. So the mix of people you get is always an amazing surprise!

With Laura, who had faith in, and commissioned, my book!

With my friend Manjit, to whom my book is dedicated. Manjit wrote the brilliant Quantum: Einstein, Bohr, and the Great Debate About the Nature of Reality.

Nettie Baker & Zara Lewis: Always supportive – and always colourful!

The F-Team: Mo, Connor & Laura. Faber is more like a family than a publisher. Where else can you walk into a reception and chat to someone who’s been there 17 years (Michelle) and someone who’s been there 27 years (Lee)?

Linda Bolton’s mum taught me when I was… 6!

Why is it so much more nerve-racking to give a speech to your friends than to an audience of 300 strangers?! (My energetic & enthusiastic agent, Felicity, is raising a glass at the front)

Spectacular flowers sent to me by the Felicity Bryan Agency!






With Alastair Fischer, co-leader of @NHAparty, and John Lloyd, creator of QI and midwife of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

My mate, Andy Coghlan, from New Scientist



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