This afternoon I put on my party dress and drove into Wellington for Helen’s book launch of The Comforter.
I’ve mentioned it before – with details about how to order – here.
The launch was held at Helen’s friend Emma’s bright yellow house on Holloway Road – a perfectly arts scene address for the occasion. The event felt like a wedding to me – lots of people wearing nice dresses, plenty of friends from near and far, speeches, pink punch with flowers in it and an atmosphere of the beginning of a journey for Helen and her book.
Helen dutifully signed copies, which were for sale. I spotted lots of people reading – the book is so lovely and you know it’s going to be great – that I imagine many people found it too hard not to dip in right then and there.
This is me and Helen – I have no idea what I’m looking at. Note we’re wearing our party uniform of dress + cardigan. (Everyday uniform is A-line skirt and cardigan).
I was the unofficial photographer and have just sent a bunch of photos through to Helen. They’re full of people I don’t know so didn’t want to post them on my blog – but Helen might on hers. And if you feel you’ve missed out on the action – it’s not too late to get a copy of the book. Here’s the ordering details (it’s $25).