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Heroes And Villains Book Launch

18 May 2005

Last night the Genesis team gathered at Hoopers Gallery in Clerkenwell to launch our latest volume, Heroes + Villians with David Steen. David spent the evening meeting customers and signing books. He gave a great talk and even played the ukelele. Colin Jones got a special mention because he was the person responsible for kicking off the project so we all owe him a big thank you. The gallery was completely packed so we were lucky the fair weather allowed us to spill outside.

We were touched that so many Genesis customers made such an effort to attend, many travelling long distances to do so. In particular, Roland Lestoquoit from Rheims and Franco Malugani and his wife who tied in a shopping trip from Milan. Lisa Lo, Mike Nellist, Alex Worral, Tom Griffiths and Dennis Blair all travelled from the north of England. We were also delighted to see those with slightly less distance to travel, such as Mark Wilesmith, Belle Atkins, Robert Diepstraten and Mike Joyce. Adrian McKay popped by earlier in the afternoon, to collect a book from Tessa, and was surprised to get the opportunity to meet and speak with David Steen in more peaceful surroundings before the masses arrived.

Nick Mason took the opportunity to see the exhibition whilst at the same time delivering his text for his forthcoming book to Brian. Gered Mankowitz, who brought along his friend Jeremy Clyde the actor, very much enjoyed bumping into old friends. Mike McCartney, Ray Cooper and Bob Harris from the world of music mingled for the evening.

Many thanks to Roger Hooper and his team at the gallery for helping make the launch such a success.

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