Flights to the UK remain grounded, as the international book community gathered at Earls Court for the 39th London Book Fair on what was described by one exhibitor as a "subdued" opening morning (19th April).
One high profile casualty was former prime minister Tony Blair. Random House, which publishes Blair's memoirs this autumn, had organised for the former PM to meet all his international publishers at an event this evening at Kensington Roof Gardens, followed by a dinner with customers. But Blair is in the Middle East and unable to get a flight back to the UK. Cornerstone publicity director Charlotte Bush said: "It is very unfortunate and disappointing. We have a couple of new dates and are looking to reschedule."
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