Lift Off

It’s official: Together is launched. It has slipped out of the dry dock and into the literary sea. The party to celebrate all this took place on Tuesday 22nd in the basement of a former horse hospital (where London cabbies once took their injured horses). As well as being the launch of the book I styled the evening as the inaugural meeting of the ‘Together Appreciation Society (London Branch)’. There was a speech by the General Secretary (me) followed by the society’s Honorary President, Roland Philipps (my editor). There was a blackboard containing society rules. Positions were handed out, from Vice Minister of Vice to the Honorary Chief Inspector of Fashion Police. And there were badges. Lots of badges. I’m still wearing mine.

But don’t take my word for it. You can read about the launch on the brilliant Philip Womack’s blog, or weblog, as he likes to call it, and it even appeared in the Evening Standard’s Londoner’s Diary, which made my day.

I wanted to put up some photos but sadly cannot. Events in the Middle East have intervened. Yesterday a bomb exploded in Jerusalem near the central bus station killing one person – a British tourist. My wife works in radio and having been at the launch was called out to Israel to cover the aftermath of said bomb. Understandably she’s taken with her our camera (which has all the launch snaps on it).

Pictures to follow soon…

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