Brighton, Sussex (PRWEB UK) 20 February 2013
Peter Jarrette's guests were invited to fasten their seat belts for take off and feel the love for his new book Brighton Babylon by flight attendants dressed in shocking pink at The Naked Eye Gallery on Sunday afternoon.
End of the pier photographer Melissa Buchanan posed adult children in the Bags of Fish for Cats 50p cut out board. Gallery owner David Donno served cake with Brighton-green icing, confected by a fan who thought the book juicy, fit for cats to eat.
Montreal law professor Naomi Sidaway-Sollinger jetted in from Kazakhstan, her lacquered Brighton-green fingernails studded with Swarovski crystals. She came to collect copies for law students at KazGU. They begged her to carry back as many copies as possible so they can 'begin to understand western culture more.’
Artists and wannabes mingled loudly and laughed at the launch speech. It was pointed out that the success of this 'new adult' book could take the author back to the New York City he had enjoyed when he was both young and pretty.
It has been 75 years since the publication of Graham Greene's Brighton Rock and multicultural migrations have transformed Brighton into the 'gender neutral' international hub it is today. Jarrette's book has twinned gaudy Brighton with Babylon. Brighton beach blankets now equal the weirdest ambivalence that a San Francisco has to offer.
Laura Nixon captured the heart of every Brighton daddy when she reincarnated a platinum blond Marilyn Monroe. Melodies of Boney M performed, a tribute band featuring Andrea Barker, Chantal Brown and Debra Lewis-Brown who normally reserve themselves for fans in Russia. Their medley heard for the first time in the UK to rapturous applause. Brighton Babylon author and illustrator Peter Jarrette performed with them. He wore his trademark black hat in various styles. The height of his hat increased as the event progressed. He wore a black gauze funeral veil to denote the haunted histories of his Brighton Babylon characters, their chaos and intrigue.
A Latest TV camera crew under the eagle eyes of Director Bill Smith shot footage of the author, the cat loving guests and their lapdogs. A senior Jamaican private investigator specialising in hotel surveillance in 'All Caribbean Islands' kept his private eye out for local Yardies. But did he identify the Jamaican born royal author Lady Colin Campbell, so very english in her tweeds among the throng?
Film makers, TV script writers and their agents schmoozed each other on their endless quest to sign the next big thing - and somehow felt that this might just actually be it!
Brighton Babylon is a book in four parts, 448 pages packed with over ninety vignettes which richly evoke the city and vividly portray its characters. The volume is the first of Jarrette's stories about life in the city he has adopted as his own.
In her preview Julie Burchill said the book was 'A Sex and The City' (for Brighton) in a fresh and funky century.' For Peter James 'You can taste and smell the city on every page.' More reviews are expected and reader feedback lauds Brighton Babylon as 'wonderfully enjoyable on the commuter train, on the commuter plane, at home or on the beach.'
Brighton Babylon is available now from Dynasty http://www.dynastypress.co.uk/books-brighton-babylon.html at all good book shops, online at Amazon, Waterstones, WH Smith, for download on Kindle and Apple’s iBookstore.
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About Dynasty Press
Dynasty Press, founded in 2008, is a boutique Publishing House specializing in works connected to royalty, dynasties and people of influence. Committed to the freedom of the press to allow authentic voices and important stories to be made public, Dynasty Press boldly publishes titles which reveal and analyse the lives of figures who are often, but not always, placed in the upper echelons of international society. Recent titles include the New York Times best seller The Untold Life of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother (jointly with St. Martin's Press) by Lady Colin Campbell, American Alice by Richard Freeborn and Dangerous Score by Mike Bearcroft, to benefit The Hillsborough Family Support Group. Forthcoming titles include Terry Cooper's astounding Death by Dior. For more information please visit http://www.dynastypress.co.uk.
About Peter Jarrette
Peter Jarrette is a UK based internationally published author, artist, and magazine columnist (Absolute Brighton Magazine & Caribbean BELLE). He is the co-author of four children's books published by Little Simon/Simon & Schuster. He trained as an editorial illustrator at Parsons Art & Design College in Manhattan.