I had a new(ish) dress and enough Tesco's value (97p) giftbags to go round all the complimentary copies.
My mum had another chance to wonder "Where did we go right?":
Colin from Waterstone's did us proud:
There were old friends (Neil was at primary school with these two):
And new friends (Kat, from Sacramento - yes, really - a budding writer who asked me for one piece of advice. I managed to stop after about five):
Note the pram. It's not a McPherson book launch without at least one baby.
There were big friends:
And small friends (Sue is standing up in this one):
Stuart "Mr" Campbell, my English teacher was there. Here he is talking about writing to my brother-in-law Brian (finish the story, Brian, or I'll steal it):
Afterwards, of course, there was a cake, sliced with the musical cake slice, that plays Merry Christmas, Happy Birthday, Here Come's The Bride and Have a Jolly Good Book Launch:
Great fun. And it ended up like all good parties should:
A big thank you to everyone who came along and raised a glass to Dandy and me.