Friday, 2 March 2012

World Book Day Tour and the arrival of Summer!

Yesterday was amazing for three separate reasons.

Firstly we completed our South West World Book Day tour in epic fashion - 10 shows performed to over 1100 children in two and a half days!!! We'll be posting a full report next week with some truly amazing pictures from the schools.

Secondly, it was - obviously -World Book Day. This is the greatest day for young readers around the country as EVERY SINGLE child up to the age of 18 can get their hands on a free book token which can be exchanged for one of eight different titles, including Skullduggery Pleasant, Where's Wally, How to Train Your Dragon and many more. To find out how to get your hands on the good stuff, either talk to your teachers at school, or visit the website HERE.

But the third reason why yesterday was particularly amazing ... and this is the BIG one ... is that March 1st marked the launch of my incredibly talented wife's debut novel, The Book of Summers!!

Mimi (writing under the name Emylia Hall) has created a breathtakingly beautiful story that is guaranteed to win adult fans all over the world. Readers in the UK, Australia and New Zealand can get their hands on a copy now (available in all good bookshops or online HERE), with the American and Canadian versions launching in June; Italian, Spanish and Portuguese later in the summer; and German, Dutch and Swedish copies next year ... which is basically awesome.

I think we all owe Mimi a big thank you for starting the summer early.

- Robin