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· Denise pledges percentage of book sales to charity
· Book Signing in Waterstones – 10 May

Tunbridge Wells, England -- Wednesday, 07 May 2008: The first book by business woman Denise Barnes has been successfully launched to acclaim by the press, colleagues and friends with a reception in Tunbridge Wells.

Titled ‘from Bad to Wurst – Bavarian Adventures of a Veggie Cook’, her book is the light-hearted tale of how one of the South East region’s best-known business names started her career as a madcap chef working in Germany.

Messages of support were received from The German National Tourist Office in London and from the British German Association.

'The German National Tourist Office in London,’ said Deputy Director Jeanette Schuchmann, ‘promotes Germany as a great holiday destination for people of all ages. We are very pleased that Denise Barnes has published a new book which draws its readers' attention to Germany as a travel destination and also seeks to promote Anglo-German understanding. We wish Denise every success with her new book and hope that her reception this evening is a great success.'

Denise took the opportunity of the book launch to announce that she will be devoting 5 per cent of all revenue received from sales of her book to her favourite charity, Action Aid. Said Denise, ‘Action Aid does such important work for children the world over and is a cause I have supported for 30 years. It is wonderful to think that every time someone buys a copy of my book they will also be directly helping this important work.’

Denise will be signing copies of her book in Waterstone’s Bookshop, Victoria Centre, Tunbridge Wells, on Saturday 10th May from 10.30 am to 1.00 pm.

‘from Bad to Wurst’ tells what happened when, in her twenties, Denise threw up her comfortable life in Britain and became a cook in the kitchens of a famous Bavarian health spa, when she didn’t speak a word of German and knew little of vegetarian cooking. The year she spent at Tannerhof in the picturesque Bavarian village of Bayrischzell turned out to be one of the most complicated of her life as she grappled with the language, with amorous Bavarians and with the adventures of living abroad.

Her book will be of interest to readers interested in German travel, because of its setting in beautiful Bavaria, and equally to readers interested in cooking – especially vegetarian cooking – because of her descriptions of life in a German kitchen.

Further information about Denise and ‘from Bad to Wurst’ is available on her website at

‘from Bad to Wurst’ by Denise Barnes is published in paperback by Pen Press Publishers
ISBN 978-1-906206-06-2, UK price £8.99
Advance copies can be obtained direct from
Pen Press Publishers Ltd, 25 Eastern Place, Brighton, East Sussex BN2 1GJ


Editor’s note:

· Denise Barnes is available for interview.
· Photography of Reception Party, Denise Barnes, Tannerhof and Bavaria available on request.

For further information contact:

Jacqui Green
Jacqui Green Marketing & PR
T: 020 7808 0113
M: 07885 2670 349

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