Thursday, May 19, 2011

RNA Summer Party

Last night the Library at the Institute of Mechanical Engineers was filled with a wonderful array of frocks and shoes and buzzing conversation....and the winner of the Joan Hessayon Award for New Writers...

Jan Jones

Katie Fforde

The short listed authors

The winner of the Joan Hessayson Award - Charlotte Betts

Katie Fforde, new RNA President, toasting Diane Pearson, outgoing RNA President
Last year's winner Lucy King

Talli Roland and DJ Kirby

Judy Astley and Julia Williams

Henri Gyland and Katie Fforde
Piatkus editors
Mills and Boon editors
Annie Ashurst, new RNA Chair , and Liz Fenwick
Allex brown and Rachel Hale
Nell Dixon, Cathy Mansell and June Tate
JoJo Moyes and Liz Fenwick
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Fiona Harper, Barbara Alderton and Giselle Green
Charlotte Betts and Philppa Ashley
Charlotte Betts
Susie Vereker and Margaret Kaine
Jan Jone and her fabulous dress
Jane Holland and Cal Andrews
Kevin Woolmer, Christina Courtenay and Kate Johnson
Anita Chapman and Elizabeth Cooper

Sue Moorcroft, Lyn Vernham and Evonne Wareham

Carole Blake and Jan Jones


Lorix said...

Oh wow - you all look fabulous and it looks like such a lot of fun!! The shoes are gorgeous and Jan your dress is amazing!

Janice said...

Fabulous photos. Everyone looks like they are having so much fun. Sad that I missed it myself but thanks for sharing the photos!

AnneMarie Brear said...

Lovely photos! Thanks for sharing!

Rachel Lyndhurst said...

Fab photos of a fab evening. Can't wait to do it all again!!

Andrew Culture said...

The photo of Judy Astley and Julia Williams is superb!

Lesley Cookman said...

The one above Annie and you, Liz, is of @Alexbrownbooks and @rachaelhale

Everyone looks fab. V jealous.

Jane Lovering said...

Oh, I soooo wish I'd been there! Such fabulous frock, shoes and company...

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

Thank you so much for all the fantastic photos, everyone looked like they were having great fun.

Jan Jones said...

It was a fab evening - wouldn't have been possible without all the fab people there!

Rebecca Emin said...

Wow, how gorgeous! I hope you all had a really wonderful evening.

Jane said...

That window shot above the purple and red shoes is of me and Cal Andrews, both Birmingham Chapter. Those are Cal's lovely purple shoes ...

Thanks for sharing. Some lovely shots here!

Jane said...

Sorry - that last comment came up accidentally under Victoria Lamb.

I'm Jane Holland, of course, aka Victoria Lamb. ;-)

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thanks for posting the wonderful photos! Next best thing to being there.

Carol said...

Looks like a fab evening was had by all.
You all looked great!

I have come to the conclusion that writers have a fixation with shoes! :)


Anonymous said...

It was a fab night, thanks for posting the pics! x

Elle Turner said...

Great to see the pics! Glad a good time was had by all x

galant said...

You all look to have had a truly great bun fight! Well done all short-listeds and winners, indeed well done all of you!
Margaret P

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