With the so called 'silly season' over, it's time for book launches again. Some publishers get in early to capture the lucrative Christmas market, others are more inclined to wait until November.
Last evening saw the launch of Marita Conlon McKenna's Love, Lucie. Despite having made her name as a children's author, this is her first children's book in a while. Judging by the attendance, enthusiasm, marketing, posters and general air of excitement at the launch which was held in the Grafton Street branch of Dubray, it will be yet another success for her.