Leap launch

The launch of Leap was a flippin' beautiful night. We sent the stripy little book on its way at the School of Clay & Art (where my sister Kate has a studio) with the combustion fire blazing and enough wine to pacify Brunswick. 150-odd people turned up to eat lentil soup, tiger salad and tiger cakes. Rosalie Ham spoke eloquently and generously about the novel and Noah Earp sang to us. And, in an exciting last-minute development, traceurs Harley Durst and Mike Snow came along to do a 'luv job', parting the crowd to do some actual leaping. It couldn't have been a happier birthday for the book - grazie mille!