Thursday, 26 April 2007

The London launch of Season of the Witch by Natasha Mostert took place on Thursday 19 April 2007 at the fashionable Alfred Dunhill shop along Jermyn Street in London.

As launches go, this one had that certain difference. A large group of friends, well-wishers and staff from Transworld Publishers joined Natasha in this elegant shop surrounded by expensive leather goods, clothing and other goodies to launch her novel, Season of the Witch.

Season of the Witch marks her fourth novel. Part thriller, fantasy, love story and mystery, it is the tale of Gabriel Blackstone an information thief who finds himself involved with the Monk sisters who are solar witches as he attempts to find out what has happened to the step-son of an ex-lover. As he falls in love with one of the Monk sisters, he also has to contend with the fact that the woman he loves might be a murderer.

With discrete music playing in the background, those of us in attendance were in due course feted with champagne and the most gorgeous mouth watering chocolates by Sir Hans Sloane Chocolatier. This may have been one of the most unusual places to hold a book launch but without a doubt, it was most certainly one of the best.

Ayo Onatade

Bantam Press, April 2007 £12.99 hbk

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