Well yesterday The Book trail did a little twitter thing where we posted nominations of books under various categories just like in the real oscars. And we got quite a response! Most unexpected but very very welcome indeed. Instead of looking at dresses and what they were wearing, we focused on the important – the story, the narrative and the words of novels, their settings and yes, ok there was one award for best costume design –
This was the start of the evening –
Book trail towers was a hub of activity and there were light bulbs popping all night. The paps were actually trying to get in this door that you see in the picture -we had a job to keep the paps at bay. The walk up the bookish red carpet went off without a hitch however and all books were very excited to be there. You will notice of course that Hugless Douglas was the most keen, being first on the red carpet and wanting to remain infront to get ‘the best angle in the pics’ as he put it.
This was the scene inside the BookTrail auditorium –
Notice the wine and the empty popcorn containers and it hadn’t even started yet – those books are keen!
Then, when you thought the tension couldn’t get any higher, the lights went down and the host appeared – Peter James, the Dreamer. What an inspiration for the evening!
And as for the award categories – so many and so many excited nominees – here is a highlight –
Here are the nominations for –
There was also the obvious fashion statements made as the books made their way up the red carpet – Essie Fox’s The Somnabulist got all of the tongues wagging with its sumptious red cover and lace detail design –
What were the other leading ladies wearing? Lucy Atkins was wearing a beautiful Quercus design – an off the page vignette effect dress cover with wave detail with a dash of red . Stunning!
And What about Kate Mosse wearing an limited edition Orion design? Stunningly unique and understated. White on white with such intricate labyrinth detail to encapsulate the inner thoughts of this novel. A beautiful woven tapestry of adventure, love, history and place.
The night is not yet over and the awards will be announced very very shortly. Ooh the books pages are rustling excitedly in anticipation!
Listen to the rustling!
Can you hear it?
Results will be announced over the page…..