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21 July 2011

From London With Love by Jemma Forte

From London with Love is the latest book published by the talented and funny writer, Jemma Forte. A book that will make you laugh out loud.

A novel story about a movie stars daughter fleeing Hollywood and her fathers reputation, to set up an anonymous life in London.

Jemma has had some fantastic reviews for her second book, which include:

"If you loved the devil wears Prada, you'll adore this... Fabulously funny " HEAT
"Wonderfully funny and heart felt" Company

Available from today at:

I came away from last night's book launch at Waterstones in Chelsea clutching my signed copy of the book, eagerly awaiting book three.

Cherie Lathey & Jemma Forte at Waterstones in Chelsea

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07 March 2011

Grazia Book Club Quiz Night

I was invited to join a table of gorgeous, intelligent women on World Book Day for a quiz event hosted by Waterstone's bookshop, in association with Grazia magazine.

A number of authors attended, including: David Nicholls, author of the fantastic book and soon-to-be film "One day"; the hilarious Adele Parks; Emma Kennedy and my good friend and brilliant writer, Jemma Forte, who hosted our table.

I had been told it was an quiz evening of cupcakes and champagne - which is was - and being a prolific reader, I thought I might be able to answer the odd question. In fact, I think I probably only answered two. So it was amazing to discover that our champagne fuelled team "Beloved" (the title of the book by Toni Morrison) won the quiz and walked off with the prize of two cases of wine.

When I say we won, we actually came second as the Grazia team did, in fact, come first. Before anyone started shouting "fixed", the team nobly stood down and - hey presto - the table of glamorous reprobates rushed up to the stage to collect their prize.

Jamie Byng, who runs World Book Day, gave a wonderful quote about authors and books: "I know what I give you, but I do not know what you receive". Which just about sums up the joy of sharing the gift of books.