Just back from a lovely few days in Delhi for the promotions of The Face At The Window. The first day was a whirl of book store visits and signings.
The second day, Saturday, had a book reading and discussion at Vintage 31, Meherchand Market, organised by Delhi Book Lovers, which saw a fabulous turnout of friends, family and readers. Thank you, everyone who came for the event, and thank you Vimi of Vintage for the gracious hospitality and Kunal, of Delhi Book Lovers for putting the event together.
Here are some pictures from the event.
With the very wonderful Rashmi Menon of Amaryllis, who saw this book through with immense passion and belief in it, and Kunal Gupta of Delhi Book Lovers.
And with Vimi Singh, the owner of Vintage 31, which is perhaps the most charming cafe I’ve seen.
Spooky stories were discussed, as well as characterisation and the process of writing.
Now to see where Mrs McNally and her ghost take me next!
A review on The Book Reporter by Upasana Luthra Mahtani.
“Kiran Manral is an absolutely fabulous author- and she has proved herself with this book.. an entirely different genre. If you
are one of those that finds reading scary books at night a sleep deterrent – please read this during the day ! But read it you must.
Kiran weaves a beautiful story , with gripping , eerie and haunting scenes.
She blends the macabre with the mundane and the end result is a book that grips you with it’s story line.
Thrilled to bits with this one !!”
Read the original here
I read from The Face at the Window at Just Books, Nerul on Saturday evening. It was a small audience, but an engrossed, interactive and bookish group with whom the conversation veered off into varying interesting tangents and returned to the book. Some of the audience had read my earlier books, The Reluctant Detective and All Aboard, and some had been followers of my blog Karmic Kids, so that brought so much more to the discussion.
And while reading from The Face at the Window, at one point, my arms went goosefleshy, a chill breath on the back of my neck, Mrs McNally’s story continues to haunt me.
….on Saturday, April 16th at 5.30 pm.
Nerul JustBooks clc
Shop 16 Olive Estates Plot 104 Sector 27 Nerul E, Navi Mumbai
All details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1773308976236472/
“Explore the widest range of unputdownable new books,” the email from Amazon said.
A fabulous afternoon yesterday at Rushina Munshaw Ghildiyal‘s Apb Cook Studio for the first reading of The Face At The Window with the mommies of Ritu G‘s Jamm’s – Journey about Mast Moms mommy group. Thank you Rushina M. Ghildiyal for the lovely afternoon, the demonstration on Anglo Indian cuisine and the thought and care that went into this. Thank you Ritu G, for the support. Thanks Nilima Mohite for the pictures.
Reviews on Amazon for The Face At The Window
A review on Riti Prasad Kaunteya’s blog.
“Kiran holds the threads to many characters in the book, letting them entwine with each other in many ways than one, and leaves them rather freely to develop until a gentle tug from her pulls them back in line with her thoughts, culminating to a finish that leaves the reader full of thoughts and ideas.
I found myself working out a picture in my mind to help me sort my thoughts in a manner that helped me solve the riddle that Kiran was building and I realised that cold, hard logic does not always form the backbone of the story. It is the several layers of emotions – rational and irrational that helps create a character and one never knows which rears its significant head to be the most influential in the way the character behaves. ”
Read the complete review here