Richard & Judy and the RoNAs 2013

The RAF Club proved a wonderful setting for the presentation of the RoNAs 2013. The room looked lovely, the wine and bubbly flowed freely, the food was delicious and plentiful, and everyone was warm and friendly. It has often been said that no one throws a party like the RNA, and this party certainly proved the truth of that.

I know you will have all seen the results by now, and will have been told how delightful Richard & Judy were, and that the charming Sophie Kinsella gave a lovely speech, so I’m going to stand back and let my photographs do the talking.

Before the event, Maggi Fox, PR Officer, chats with RNA Chair, Anne Ashurst (Sara Craven)

Jane Wenham-Jones, MC for the evening, prepares to wow them all in her stunning dress

Kate Furnivall, Sarah Mallory, Lynda Dunwell, Kate Johnson





Books are what it’s all about!

Georgie, who decorated the room, with her friend, Liz Fenwick

Decorating the room for the occasion



Bernardine Kennedy

Myra Kersner

Roger Sanderson & Jan Jones with journalist Danny Buckland



Charlotte Betts, Donna Condon

Susie Vereker, Evelyn Ryle, Lesley Cookman

Nina Harrington, Victoria Oundjian, Sally Williamson, Anna Baggaley, Jan Sprenger



Juliet Ewers, Hazel Cushion, Jo Thomas

Kate Johnson, Choc Lit MD Lyn Vernham, Sue Moorcroft, Sarah Mallory, Lusana Taylor, Holly La Touche


Jean Fullerton



Jane Holland

Lyn McCulloch

Giselle Green, Hazel Cushion




Another Berni, Berni Stevens

Berni Kennedy, Judy Astley

Lizzie Lamb, Anthea Kenyon



Biddy Coady, Mary Zacaroli, Jo Thomas

Carol Townend and Megan Haslam


Lizzie Lamb listens to the presentations


Richard Madeley

Richard & Judy













Liz Fenwick & Mandy Baggot are among those snapping Sophie Kinsella

Goodbye from a crowded room!


  • Liz, you take fab pics. These are the best I have seen and those of my publisher Hazel Cushion are lovely. You get to take my next author pic! Cx

  • Thanks for those, Liz. I really enjoyed studying faces of people I one day hope to meet in person.

    • Liz:

      I’m so glad you enjoyed the photos, Beverley. It fantastic to think that you’ll appear in some of the pics that I take in Kansas City and then put up on my blog on my return!

  • Jan Brigden:

    Great photos, Liz. Lovely selection. It looks and sounds like a fabulous time was had by all. x

    • Liz:

      It was Jan, as it always is at the RNA parties. This was a particularly special occasion, though, being the awards’ presentation. It was a shame that you couldn’t be there, but hopefully you’ll be able to be at the May party, and I’ll be able to say hello in person then.

  • Henriette Gyland:

    Great photos, Liz!

    • Liz:

      Thanks, Henri. It was a lovely do. I think that next time I’ll try to get myself into one of the pics, though!!

  • Great photos Liz! I wish I’d been there!

  • Liv Thomas:

    Great pics, Liz. Always good to put names to faces.

  • Sheila Riley:

    Great pics Liz, mine came out a little fuzzy, so it’s great to be able to re-live the wonderful night through yours.

    Sheila xx

    • Liz:

      Many thanks, Sheila. I’ve got into the habit of taking photos at all of the RNA events now, and I love being able to look back on them. Might also try to include one of myself another time, though!!

  • Super pics Liz, brilliant job with the names, great party!

    • Liz:

      I remembered the spelling of your name, Lynda! It was a lovely ‘do’ and so nice to look back at it.

  • Debs Carr:

    Thanks for the pictures. I wish I could have been there, but it’s lovely being able to see the photos.

    • Liz:

      Maybe you’ll be able to make one of the Future RNA events, Debs. It would be lovely to see there, and then in my rogues gallery!

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