Catullus’ Bedspread Daisy Dunn Book Launch

Daisy Dunn Catullus Bedspread book launch
Ian Hislop, Daisy Dunn and Victoria Hislop

There was an excitable buzz last night at the launch of Daisy Dunn’s debut books: Catullus’ Bedspread: The Life of Rome’s Most Erotic Poet and The Poems of Catullus, at Peter Harrington Rare Books in Dover Street, Mayfair.

Daisy Dunn book launch
Daisy Dunn, Gordon Corera and Michael Cockerell

Among the 200+ guests pounding the shop’s floor were Ian and Victoria Hislop, Sir Simon Jenkins, Hannah Kaye, Mike Grady, Hugo Williams, Giles Milton, Suzannah Lipscomb, Michael Cockerell, Gordon Corera, Thane Prince…

Daisy Dunn book launch
Hugo Williams and Daisy Dunn
Daisy Dunn book launch
Giles Milton and Ian Hislop
Daisy Dunn book launch
Giles Milton and Ian Hislop
Daisy Dunn book launch
Daniel Johnson, Hannah Kaye and Sir Simon Jenkins
Daisy Dunn book launch
Rupert Uloth, James Hughes-Onslow and Daisy Dunn

All gathered around beautiful first edition copies of books like Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne, Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote, Diamonds are Forever by Ian Fleming, A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf, The Garden Party and Other Stories by Katherine Mansfield

Daisy Dunn book launch
Chloe Taysom, Andrew Hunter Murray, Daisy Dunn and Laurence Whyatt
Daisy Dunn book launch
Gordon Corera and Daisy Dunn
Daisy Dunn book launch
Andrew Lycett, Michael Cockerell and Matthew Parker

And of course my sister’s books!

Daisy Dunn book launch

Yes. Daisy Dunn is my sister!

Daisy Dunn book launch
Me, Gillian Stanwick and Daisy Dunn
Daisy Dunn book launch
Daniel Johnson, Andrew Lycett, Michael Cockerell and Matthew Parker
Daisy Dunn book launch
Emma Foster, James Lee and Daisy Dunn
Daisy Dunn book launch
James Hughes-Onslow
Daisy Dunn book launch
Daisy Dunn and Andrew Hunter Murray
Daisy Dunn book launch
Emma Foster, Gary Sanders, James Lee and James Cullen

Daisy Dunn book launch

Daisy Dunn book launch
Sammy Jay and Nicholas Wingfield Digby

Daisy Dunn book launch

Daisy Dunn book launch

Daisy Dunn book launch

Catullus’ Bedspread tells the story of Rome’s first great love poet. It’s a little bit saucy and steamy… and the collection of poems contains Daisy’s beautiful translations of Catullus’ work.

Daisy Dunn book launch

To learn more about the new books (before I put full reviews up on here) you can watch this quick interview with Daisy on YouTube.

Daisy Dunn book launch

And you can listen to the Introduction of the books here (read by actor Mike Grady, pictured centred above).

The books are released on the 28th January, published by HarperCollins.

To pre-order the books (and scroll down to read some of the incredible quotes from critics) click here and here.

I’m thrilled that the launch has been so well-covered across the press: it was on the Tatler Bystander pages this morning…

Daisy Dunn book launch

And in the Evening Standard Londoner’s Diary pages this afternoon.

Daisy Dunn book launch

It was such an exciting evening. I am so proud to call Daisy my sister!

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