The Pleasures of Winter by Evie Hunter, pen name of Irish writing duo Eileen
Gormley and Caroline McCall, was launched last night with great gusto. Dubray's
book shop in Dublin's Grafton Street was packed to the rafters with well wishers,family, friends and writing colleagues. As a token of Caroline and Eileen's thanks, Penguin's Patricia Deevy accepted a rose, a white feather and an unknown object in a dainty box which caused blushes and laughter in equal measure.
As the wine and conversation flowed and the tills rang with sales, The Pleasures moved for the second week into no. 3 in the Irish best seller list and its running at similar in iTunes. Yes, it's succeeding where so many other titles failed in knocking all those Shades...off their perch.