Here's what I got up too........
I got there quite early and took a stroll for a while and too these pics!
Just outside the southbank.
So close to the London Eye and Big Ben! :)
Underneath they had this skating ramp! Could of watched them forever
Ready to go in!
The Artistic Director of The Southbank.
The host for the evening was Hardeep Singh Kohli, he is a very funny man. He is known for radio and TV and also for being an author.
Victoria Hislop- Read an excerpt from THE ISLAND
Other books are The thread, The last dance, The island, The return, One Cretan evening.
I have one of her books and she really made me want to pick it up and read it!
Elif Shafak is a Turkish writer she read and excerpt from HONOUR
Other books include The forty rules of love, The bastard of Istanbul, The flea palace, The saint of incipient insanities, The gaze, Black milk and the happiness of blond people.
Andrew Motion- English poet, novelist and biographer. Read an except from Silver, Return to treasure island.
Mark Haddon- The curious incident of the dog in the night-time. I have read this book and really enjoyed it, but it really brought it to life hearing the author read an excerpt from it! :)
Rose Termain- read and and excerpt from ROAD HOME
known for Restoration, A man of his time, Music and silence, The colour, Sacred country, Trespass and more.....
Sarah Dunant- Read an excerpt from BLOOD AND BEAUTY
Other books books are, Sacred hearts, The birth of Venus and In the company of the courtesan.
Rupert Thomson- Dreams of leaving, The five gates of hell, Air and fire, The insult, soft, The book revelation, Divided kingdom and Death of a murder.
Tracy Chevalier- read an excerpt from THE GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING
Other books include, The last runaway, Remarkable creatures, Burning bright, The lady and the unicorn, Falling angels and The virgin blue.
I do have a copy of the girl with a pearl earring so this is one I also need to read.
Sebastian Barry- Read an excerpt from THE SECRET SCRIPTURE.
He is a playwright, novelist and poet. He has written On Canaan's side, A long long way, Anne Dunne and more....
His Irish accent really made the book come to life!
Lemn Sissay- This man is amazing! go to his website and listen to his poems! http://www.lemnsissay.com/writing-2/pttt/
Charles Dance- actor screenwriter and film director, read an excerpt from DAMAGE BY JOSEPHINE HART.
Jojo Moyes- Read an excerpt from ME BEFORE YOU.
Other books, Last letter from your lover, The horse dancer, Night music, Silver bay, The ship of brides and many more..
I followed her on twitter when I found out she would be there, when I heard an excerpt I now want to read a book of hers.
Graeme Simpsion- read an excerpt from The Rosie project.
Lucy Flemming- How to write a thriller.
Lucy is the niece of Ian Fleming, the James Bond Author!
Was lovely listening to her!
So We'll Go No More a Roving
So, we'll go no more a roving
So late into the night,
Though the heart be still as loving,
And the moon be still as bright.
For the sword outwears its sheath,
And the soul wears out the breast,
And the heart must pause to breathe,
And love itself have rest.
Though the night was made for loving,
And the day returns too soon,
Yet we'll go no more a roving
By the light of the moon.
I really hope you have enjoyed browsing through this, I had a really good night and hope you enjoyed this!
Have you read any of these books? What did you think?
Have you read any others by the author?
Are you a James Bond fan? What is your favourite, books or films? xx