It was a wonderful celebration with fabulous food and great company at the official Sydney launch of Alice-Miranda in China. What better way to do it than with a spectacular Yum Cha brunch. The food was plentiful, the crowd, enthusiastic and I was absolutely humbled by some of the huge distances parents had driven to come along – Bathurst, Canberra, the Blue Mountains, Maitland and all over Sydney.
I had a ball talking about the inspiration behind this book and it was great to celebrate with my publisher, Holly and editor Catriona as well as Dot, who is in charge of the Penguin Random House Children’s Publicity and Marketing team. My husband Ian was there as always to support me and my assistant Linda and her daughter Georgia as well as Georgie, who has been a dedicated fan since the very beginning and is now a terrific friend.
Thanks to everyone who came along and to Zilver Restaurant in Haymarket for the delicious and abundant food.