Saturday, 16 October 2010

Fabulous at Fifty!

It will not have escaped regular readers' notice that the Romantic Novelists' Association has been busy celebrating its fiftieth birthday all year.

This week saw the launch of Fabulous at Fifty, a fascinating selection of reminiscences from 1960-2010 (psst - do you know how we identify historical romances? They are set pre-1960, ie pre-RNA).

Being us, we needed to have a celebration to launch it properly, so we gathered for a truly sparkling lunch in the RAF Club Ballroom.

Shiny, I mused, as I innocently offered to decorate the tables.

I also decorated the book display, the mini-exhibition assembled and annotated by the indefatigable Jenny Haddon (the impressive gold decorations are Jenny's - the sneaky sparkles are mine)

and anyone foolish enough to come within reach.
Oh, and as with the best parties, there were presents.

It was just fabulous. And judging by the great fashionable lunches of the past,

some of us are keeping up traditions.
(There was chocolate too)

(And this really special bit of the exhibition)


Lesley Cookman said...

I can see it! I can see it! Oh, how I wish I'd been there.

liz fenwick said...

Jan - fabulous post...what a great lunch it those glittery bits :-)


Jan Jones said...

Wish you'd been there too, Lesley!

Was lovely, Liz. I do like a bit of sparkle.

Debs said...

I wish I'd been able to attend too. Thanks for the lovely photos and I adore the sound of those glittery bits.

Liz Fielding said...

I've really got to get myself organised. I should not be missing stuff like this!

Talli Roland said...

So jealous! It looks fantastic!

Sarah Callejo said...

I'm so jealous. It all looked so perfect and everyone so happy.

Shirley Wells said...

Oh, I so wish I could have been there!

Fabulous pics, Jan. Thanks for sharing. I especially love the shiny things... :)