Wednesday night was a long-awaited moment for the amazing Leah Fritz and her many friends and fans, when she launched her first collection for 8 years. Going, Going saw its debut in the company of loyal followers at the Barbican‘s very smart library
(we are a public library so come and use it! said librarian John Lake during his introduction). Fighting my way past the paparazzi,
…I enjoyed a glass of wine and a few crisps with a passel of poets (including at least one with a forthcoming collection!) before taking my place in a comfortably full reading space.
The publisher was there selling copies of this beautiful hardcover,
and after a reading by Allan Brownjohn and one by Leah herself,
there were books to be signed and wine to be drunk. As for me, I had an early morning date with destiny, or at least a mini-cab, so I slunk off right away so I could catch my 39 winks.