A Very British Book Launch


It took thirty years, but my first book has finally arrived in the world. 

Hilfe ich bin ein Alien was translated and published by German publishers Coppenrath in June 2014. 

They have made a truly beautiful book, with illustrations by Der Anton. Even the endpapers are lush. But you’ll have to buy a copy to see for yourself!

Needless to say, having waited for 30 years, I had a massive party to celebrate. What are the essential elements of a British Garden Party? Rain, of course! Not enough to spoil the day, but enough to make it a truly British affair.

Between the raindrops, a huge gathering of friends – writers and non-writers – drank Pimms, Prosecco and tea, and ate cake. 

My book cover was so brilliant I had it made into a cake.

I was thoroughly spoiled with flowers and gifts and great company. Thanks everyone for making my first book launch so special.


Me with Anne Clark (my lovely agent) and Cedric the Master of Ceremonies


A group of fantastic friends eating too much cake

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