Jane Mortimer sent me the picture above, of herself with Jason Mankey and Thorn Mooney, at the launch party for Professor Ronald Hutton's latest book, Queens of the Wild, on Tuesday evening. The eminent historian was in person at Treadwell's bookshop in London for drinks, a social, signings and a lecture on goddess-like folklore figures. The event was livestreamed as well. I watched it online and found the talk absolutely fascinating, but Jane was there in person and afterwards told me:
"I'm still coming down from a brilliant evening at Treadwell's. I couldn't believe it when I saw Jason Mankey's name on the list. He'd come across the Pond with his wife Ari, along with Thorn Mooney, especially for Ronald's talk. The talk was great wasn't it. e mingled afterwards and I managed to have chats with both Jason and Thorn. They're so friendly and approachable, and were happy to be photographed.
"I can't believe I was mixing with such luminaries from across the globe - a once in a lifetime event."
I aim to pick up a copy of Queens of the Wild at Treadwells when I'm next there. You can find the shop at 33 Store St, London WC1E 7BS, UK or order online at https://www.treadwells-london.com/
Photo credit: The photo at the top was taken by Gwion Raven on behalf of Jane Mortimer. Jane took the photo at the bottom.
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