I had an opportunity much earlier this year to meet her, at the Chicken House 10 year birthday, but due to being struck down with swine-flu, I couldn't attend. However, tonight made up for that 100%. I am still smiling.
Mary, the PR person sent me an email last week to tell me about this dress that Cornelia would be wearing and to make sure that I bring my camera to document it. Well, I invariably lug my trusty little Nikon with and wow, what an event.
First, let's show off some photos.
|Hmm - shiny pretty bookses|
|I could not resist taking this shot of the room reflected - and no, that's not me you can just about see...|
|Fantastic treasure on display|
|The Lady and the Dress - I have dubbed Cornelia Funke in this dress as the Queen of Air and Darkness|
|A genuinely charismatic and down to earth lady with a tremendous story-telling gift|
|Michael Schellenberg from Canada and Cornelia Funke|
|Cornelia and Lionel Wigram, co-creator of Reckless in discussion with Nicolette Jones.|