Tuesday, March 8, 2011

RNA Pure Passion Awards - The Pics

In the glamorous setting of the Gladstone Library, One Whitehall Place the attendees sipped champange and enjoyed a wonderful afternoon into evening...(apologies for the funny layout - blogger and jet lag don't seem to work together)

Broo Doherty and Evelyn Ryle
Short listed author Sarah Duncan
Judy Astley and Lyn McCulloch
Short listed author Jan Jones
Liz Fenwick and Penny Jordan
Julie Cohen and Karin Stoecker

Tim Bentinck (alias David Archer) and Jane Wenham-Jones
Katie Fforde
The Gladstone Library
Enjoying the atmosphere before the announcements
Awaiting the start
Penny Jordan receiving a lifetime achievement award
Tim and Jane
Louise Allen receiving the Love Story of the Year Award
Elizabeth Chadwick receiving the Historical Novel Award
Jill Mansell reeiving the Romantic Comedy award
Josephine Cox receiving a lifetime achievement award
JoJo Moyes receiving Romantic Novel of the Year award
Penny Jordan with her award and friends
The Flaming Meringues 
Roger Sanderson congratulating Josephine Cox
Sue Morrcroft
Bring on the pudding
The table of short listed author Tom Gamble
Sophie Kinsella and JoJo Moyes
Jane Judd and Jill Mansell
Broo Doherty and short listed author Christina Jones
Elizabeth Chadwick with her award
Liz Fenwick and Carole Blake
Louise Allen
Short listed author Ruth Saberton (centre)
Julie Cohen and Cat Cobain
The portrait that watched over the event
JoJo with fabulous handbag and shoes
Enjoying the champagne
Jill's gorgeous handbag
The Churchill Bar
Short listed author Christina Courtenay
The fireplace in the ladies loo
Carole Blake's purple suede shoes
The amazing free standing staircase


Talli 'Incredibly Jealous That She Wasn't There' Roland said...

What fantastic photos -- everyone looks incredibly glam! Congrats to all the winners.

Stephanie Bisby said...

It looks like a fantastic event. And I now understand Sue's 'red fried eggs'! Pretty!

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

Thanks for these brilliant photos of another spectacular Awards event.

AnneMarie Brear said...

Congratulations to the winners!
Thanks for sharing the photos.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thanks for letting us share in the event through the great photos! Congratulations to all winners and short-listed authors.

Jill Mansell said...

Haha, I didn't realise my handbag had been 'papped'!
Thanks so much, everyone, for the lovely comments and congratulations. It was a magical moment I shall never forget. This morning I told my son to get out of bed, he had to be taken to school by an AWARD -WINNING AUTHOR.

Unknown said...

Fantastic pictures. I'm green with envy that I didn't get to go. Oh well, maybe next year I'll get to don some fabulous outfits like this year's list did. Congratulations everyone who was short-listed, a wonderful achievement and bonus congrats to the winners!

Kate Hardy said...

Thanks so much for posting this so we can all share in the magic.

Congrats to all the winners and the shortlistees :o)

Hazel Osmond said...

Lovely to see it all and well done to winners and those shortlisted.

Helen Hollick said...

I had a fabulous evening, thank you to all the organisers involved & congratulations to the winners - and those authors who were short listed.
Memo to self for next year: take fancy handbag, posh shoes... oh & try to write a good book!

Kate Johnson said...

I second Talli 'jealous I wasn't there' Roland! Looks like a really fabulous party. I WILL make it next year, I WILL!

Jill--hah! Did it get him out of bed any faster?

Congratulations to you, and to Elizabeth, Louise, Jojo, Josephine and Penny!

Jane Gordon-Cumming said...

Once again, I felt it was a real privilege to be there. Having had nothing to do with it this year, I can say that the organisation was fantastic, and the new venue really lovely.

Carol said...

Congrats to the winners and short listed authors.

Looks like a good night had by all


Anna Louise Lucia said...

Lovely! Thanks for sharing the photos, it's easy to imagine the atmosphere. Congrats both to the winners, and all involved in the organisation!

Melinda Hammond said...

I so wanted to be there that I can hardly bear to look at the pictures! It looks (and sounds) like a wonderful event. Congratulations to all the short-listers and winners and a huge round of applause for the oranisers! Well done everyone.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to all the winners!

Jane Odiwe said...

Congratulations to the winners! And wow, what a stunning event!

Phillipa said...

A fabulous day - congrats to everyone and thanks for the photos, Liz.

Selena said...

Congratulations to all winning this awards.
- romantic pictures