LONDON BOOK FAIR 2014
The three days at Earl's Court in early April
were as enjoyable and instructive as ever - albeit more
tiring with the passing years. Happy reunions with
many old friends and hopeful introductions to several new
addition to meeting up with the major publishing houses whose
titles we continue to review regularly in Nurturing
Potential, we made the acquaintance of Odile Louis-Sidney
of Jessica Kingsley Publishers (a number of whose titles have
been reviewed in recent months) and Ruth Tewkesbury of Hay
House, the UK publishers of Judith Orloff's The Ecstasy of
Surrender (the subject of an article in the Spring 2014
issue of Nurturing Potential). This book is
reviewed herein, and the review will also be repeated in the
next issue of Nurturing Potential.
Fair, this year, hosted The Republic of Korea as its market
focus, which was rather disappointing compared with previous
years - vast areas of Hall 2 being luxuriously carpeted and
furnished with comfortable but sparsely upholstered seating,
and otherwise deserted. A complete contrast to the
activity of previous years' hosted nations.
accompanying meeting places and conferences were, happily, up
to their usual high standards.