Thursday 25 August 17:30 - 20:00

Word On The Water - The London Bookbarge
Regent's Canal Towpath

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Triple Book Launch for Abigail Mann at Word on the Water


A celebratory launch of the novels by Abigail Mann (The Lonely Fajita, The Sister Surprise, The Wedding Crasher)

After having two books out during the lcokdowns of 2020 and 2021, I thought WHY BLOODY NOT include those in the celebrations for The Wedding Crasher.

As much as the thought of doing a real life book celebration is daunting (I spent the pandemic hosting Instagram Live launches and sipping whiskey in a corner of my bedroom. I literally popped my own party popper), I came across the perfect (and I mean, THE PERFECT) place to hold a launch: Word on the Water on Regents Canal. There's a boat on the cover of The Wedding Crasher. Word on the Water is a bookshop on a canal barge. See where I'm going with this?

The book barge is on Regent's Canal, right next to Coal Drops Yard (Kings Cross). There will be fizz, nibbles , and rumour has it, some jazz. Oh, and there will be books to buy on the night (mine and others!)

The barge has a stage on the roof, so there will be a talk and a reading followed by mingling and basking in the late summer sunshine. The book barge is in a beautiful spot, so the tow path / grass next to the canal will be our party spot for the night. If it rains, there is capacity for 40 inside the barge, but please do a sun dance with me so that we can take over the canal instead.

Okay, that's it! Do RSVP, bring along whoever you'd like (get them to RSVP too) and I'll see you there!


‘Abigail Mann is a sparky new talent on the scene. The Lonely Fajita is comforting, witty, wise and thoroughly entertaining. (And it made me crave fajitas)’

— MILLY JOHNSON #1 bestselling author of My One True North

‘A romcom perfect for Marian Keyes fans’


‘‘A touching, funny and totally uplifting read about finding friendship in the unlikeliest of places’’

— HANNAH TOVEY author of The Education of Ivy Edwards

‘I relished this witty, tender story of loneliness, growth and friendship. Mann has a fabulous knack of finding the funny in life’s small detail’

— PERNILLE HUGHES author of Probably the Best Kiss in the World


‘Heartwarming, charming and witty’

— SOPHIE COUSENS #1 bestselling author of This Time Next Year

‘‘The perfect blend of warm and witty you can't help but smile (and laugh) throughout’

— HELLY ACTON, author of The Shelf

‘Had me laughing all the way through, and I got weepy at the end’

— SARA NISHA ADAMS, author of The Reading List

‘As comforting as putting on your cosiest sweater and fuzzy socks. I loved every moment of it’

— JESSE SUTANTO Jesse Sutanto, author of Dial A For Aunties


‘Yet another hilarious and touching book from Abigail Mann, with a cast of great and terrible characters and a setting full of Succession-esque glamour and drama’

- Lex Croucher, author of Reputation

‘Abigail Mann is at her absolute best . . . she skillfully uses comedy alongside other more serious topics’

- Holly McCulloch, author of The Mix Up

‘Packed with humour and wonderfully brilliant characters, this is Abigail Mann at her very best’

- Hannah Tovey, author of The Education of Ivy Edwards

‘An absolute delight of a book! Really fun and witty, with all the scandal of my favourite reality TV show’

- Olivia Beirne, bestselling author of The List that Changed My Life

‘Great fun, genuinely laugh out loud and a gorgeous celebration of friendship.’

- Emily Kerr, author of Duvet Day

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