A N Wilson joins 200 guests for Jenny Balfour Paul’s Deeper than Indigo launch

A N Wilson, Kitty Carruthers of Medina Publishing and the author, Jenny Balfour Paul
A N Wilson, Kitty Carruthers of Medina Publishing and the author, Jenny Balfour Paul

Ten years in the making, Jenny Balfour Paul’s new book on tracing forgotten explorer Thomas Machell, entitled Deeper than Indigo, has been heralded by A N Wilson as ‘One of the most remarkable books I have ever read’ and Gillon Aitken as ‘utterly captivating’.

Hosted by the Joss Graham Gallery in Belgravia, London, the event was proclaimed a great success with crowds spilling onto the street. Celebrities and guests included two of Thomas Machell’s relatives, Peggy Machell and David Mills, the former journeying specially from the USA for the event. Jenny’s only respite from signing books for 3 hours was to pose for pictures taken by Liz Thompson for BookBrunch. Music was provided by pianist and composer Hamish Balfour, accompanied by Mao Yamada on the double bass.

Deeper than Indigo is described as an intriguing odyssey set on the edges of time, encompassing biography, memoir, detective story, travelogue and history to tell a remarkable tale of East-West connections and a mysterious love.

Other events for Jenny Balfour Paul and Deeper than Indigo can be viewed on deeperthanindigo.com

Peggy Machell, David Mills and Peter Harrigan of Medina Publishing
Peggy Machell, David Mills and Peter Harrigan of Medina Publishing
Dr Irving Finkel Assistant Keeper of Ancient Mesopotamian script, languages and cultures in the Department of the Middle East
Dr Irving Finkel Assistant Keeper of Ancient Mesopotamian script, languages and cultures in the Department of the Middle East
Sue Harbour-Roberts and Jenny Balfour Paul
Sue Harbour-Roberts and Jenny Balfour Paul
Will Facey of Arabian Publishing
Will Facey of Arabian Publishing
Richard Blurton and Susan Harbour-Robertson with Peter Harrigan
Richard Blurton and Susan Harbour-Robertson with Peter Harrigan
A N Wilson and Jenny Balfour Paul
A N Wilson and Jenny Balfour Paul
Indigo Blues - Hamish Balfour and Mao Yamada
Indigo Blues – Hamish Balfour and Mao Yamada
 Joss addressing the hordes in his gallery
 Joss addressing the hordes in his gallery
Felix Balfour charms Ruby and Farhad Ghaznavi
Felix Balfour charms Ruby and Farhad Ghaznavi

Ray Foulk and Caroline Foulk

3rd June 2015

The Guardian: Double Page feature on Deeper than Indigo by Jenny Balfour Paul

3rd June 2015

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