Bloomsbury Publishing‘s public launch took place last night at FIO, Garden of Five Senses. Nigel Newton – Founder & Chief Executive, Richard Charkin – Executive Director, Wendy Pallot – Group Finance director, Alexandra Pringle – Editor-in-Chief @alexandrapring and Rajiv Beri – Managing Director Bloomsbury India were present along with guests from the Indian Literati.

Bloomsbury Publishing, India launch Cocktails & Dinner. Photography by photographer Naina Redhu of Naina.co

Bloomsbury Publishing, India launch Cocktails & Dinner. Photography by photographer Naina Redhu of Naina.co

Bloomsbury Publishing, India launch Cocktails & Dinner. Photography by photographer Naina Redhu of Naina.co

Bloomsbury Publishing, India launch Cocktails & Dinner. Photography by photographer Naina Redhu of Naina.co

Bloomsbury Publishing, India launch Cocktails & Dinner. Photography by photographer Naina Redhu of Naina.co

Bloomsbury Publishing, India launch Cocktails & Dinner. Photography by photographer Naina Redhu of Naina.co

There were books carefully propped at various spots throughout the venue. @shadeheart was intrigued by City: A Guidebook for the Urban Age by P.D. Smith in particular. I think he spent the evening reading about 15 pages of the book and is now looking to purchase it.

Bloomsbury Publishing, India launch Cocktails & Dinner. Photography by photographer Naina Redhu of Naina.co

Bloomsbury Publishing, India launch Cocktails & Dinner. Photography by photographer Naina Redhu of Naina.co

Bloomsbury Publishing, India launch Cocktails & Dinner. Photography by photographer Naina Redhu of Naina.co

Bloomsbury Publishing, India launch Cocktails & Dinner. Photography by photographer Naina Redhu of Naina.co

Bloomsbury Publishing, India launch Cocktails & Dinner. Photography by photographer Naina Redhu of Naina.co

Bloomsbury Publishing, India launch Cocktails & Dinner. Photography by photographer Naina Redhu of Naina.co

Bloomsbury Publishing, India launch Cocktails & Dinner. Photography by photographer Naina Redhu of Naina.co

Bloomsbury Publishing, India launch Cocktails & Dinner. Photography by photographer Naina Redhu of Naina.co

Bloomsbury Publishing, India launch Cocktails & Dinner. Photography by photographer Naina Redhu of Naina.co

There was a Chinese delegation present at the launch as well. And well-known authors.

Bloomsbury Publishing, India launch Cocktails & Dinner. Photography by photographer Naina Redhu of Naina.co

Bloomsbury Publishing, India launch Cocktails & Dinner. Photography by photographer Naina Redhu of Naina.co

Bloomsbury Publishing, India launch Cocktails & Dinner. Photography by photographer Naina Redhu of Naina.co

Bloomsbury Publishing, India launch Cocktails & Dinner. Photography by photographer Naina Redhu of Naina.co

Above: I love what Alexandra was wearing! Elegant & different.

Bloomsbury Publishing, India launch Cocktails & Dinner. Photography by photographer Naina Redhu of Naina.co

Bloomsbury Publishing, India launch Cocktails & Dinner. Photography by photographer Naina Redhu of Naina.co

Bloomsbury Publishing, India launch Cocktails & Dinner. Photography by photographer Naina Redhu of Naina.co

Bloomsbury Publishing, India launch Cocktails & Dinner. Photography by photographer Naina Redhu of Naina.co

Bloomsbury Publishing, India launch Cocktails & Dinner. Photography by photographer Naina Redhu of Naina.co

Stray dogs silhouetted against halogen lamps late night at the Garden of Five Senses as we leave.

Bloomsbury Publishing, India launch Cocktails & Dinner. Photography by photographer Naina Redhu of Naina.co

Pretty pink coaster I nicked from one of the tables. The rare one that hadn’t been used *grin*. The wine was fabulous. They were serving L’Opera Shiraz Merlot and another one that I can’t recall the name of. Thankfully none of the horrible Indian wines. The food was lovely too. Bumped into @samitbasu again after the first time at the launch of The Wildings by @nilanjanaroy Thanks Diya for inviting us. More power to publishing and literature in India!

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    1. Thank you and sorry, unfortunately no photos of Diya – I kind of lost her in the milling crowd. Hopefully there will be a nest time, soon, and I will get to frame her 🙂

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