Books, like ships, are often given a launch after publication to wish them on their way. Last week saw the official “launch” of Global in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Macmillan had events in Bournemouth, Oxford, London and Dublin. They had decided to launch the book at museums, which led to some amazing venues for talks and conversations.
The one that stood out, for me, was the launch in Oxford at the Ashmolean Museum. The Ashmolean was Britain’s first ever museum to open a private collection to the public in 1683 – before even the word museum had been invented!
In 2009 major renovation work was finished on the atrium of the museum, creating the most amazing space full of light and very interesting pieces. As an author, I cannot imagine a nicer place to see one’s book launched and to celebrate with the whole team and old friends.