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Every Secret Thing launch

Sat July 1st, 6pm - launch event at Woodstock Town Hall

In conjunction with The Woodstock bookshop. £5 on the door includes wine and nibbles and is redeemable against a copy of the book. All very welcome! If you can, please let the bookshop know if you plan to come (01993 812760) so we can cater accordingly.

Very thrilled to be joining a list of authors hosted by this wonderful bookshop that includes Joanna Trollope, Jane Gardam, Carol Ann Duffy, Margaret Drabble, Patrick Gale, Edmund de Waal, Rachel Joyce, Susan Hill, Emma Donoghue, Helen Macdonald, Barbara Trapido, Prue Leith, William Fiennes, Henning Mankell, Marina Warner, Jenny Uglow, Helen Dunmore, Pam Ayres, Lemn Sissay and many others…

Launch events also planned in Guildford and in the Lake District village of Patterdale, where the novel is set - watch this space!

A Lake District view in summer: looking between stone gateposts, across a stony field towards a range of steep hills rising out of woodland, with a blue sky and fluffy white clouds above.

Save the date

Weds May 10th, 8pm - Swindon Festival of Literature.

Joint event with Vanessa Lafaye and Gillian Best - three novelists on three new novels."

Pictures from the Waterstones launch

On a high!

Wonderful dinner to celebrate publication day at Askham Hall

Askham Hall logoAskham HallA copy of The Things You Do for Love next to a plate of delicious-looking foodMore delicious foodRachel Crowther and guestsRachel CrowtherDinner menu

On Twitter

The Things You Do for Love Twitter competition - win the perfect night in

Win a signed copy of #thethingsyoudoforlove and other goodies in @BonnierZaffre 's competition, running until Monday 15th August. Tweet the ingredients for your perfect night in to #win this tempting prize pack! #giveaway


Waterstones in Guildford are hosting a launch event on Friday 2nd September from 7-9pm. I'll be reading, answering questions, signing books - and the shop will be open for book sales. Entry is free, and refreshments will be available.

On air

Interview on Talk Radio Europe's book show coming up soon - watch this space.

A preview outing for ‘The Things You Do For Love’ in a summer book club meeting on a punt.

Two women sitting in the prow of a punt and looking at a copy of 'The Things We Do for Love' by Rachel Crowther, while a third woman stands smiling behind them holding a punting pole.Rachel Crowther and a book group friend sit smiling in a punt, holding a copy of 'The Things You Do for Love' by Rachel Crowther

Read an extended piece on the BZ blog about the punting expedition