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Book News / Events

EVENTS

So lovely to meet so many of you this year on the Notes on a Nervous Planet tour. I’m doing a few more events and would love to see you there.

Friday 5 July

7.30-10pm Caroline Lucas in conversation with Matt Haig event, St George’s Church, St George’s Road, Kemptown, Brighton, BN2 1ED, Tickets

 Thu 22 Aug

5- 6 pm, Notes on a Nervous Planet event at Edinburgh Festival, The New York Times Main Theatre, Tickets 

Fri 23 Aug

5-6pm, Evie and the Animals event at Edinburgh Festival, The New York Times Main Theatre, Tickets

Book News / Films / Kids News / News

A BOY CALLED CHRISTMAS MOVIE

STUDIOCANAL, Netflix and Blueprint Pictures are making a live action movie of A Boy called Christmas! It stars tonnes of amazing people, Jim Broadbent, Zoe Colletti, Toby Jones, Sally Hawkins, Maggie Smith, Henry Lawfull, Michiel Huisman, Rune Temte, Indica Watson & Kristen Wiig, and is simply a dream come true. The amazing Gil Kenan is directing. Ol Parker wrote the script! More info here and here.

Book News / Books / Kids News

EVIE AND THE ANIMALS

My new book for children, Evie and the Animals, is out on June 6th. It has been illustrated by the wonderful Emily Gravett and she has done an amazing job!

Here’s the book blurb:

Eleven-year-old Evie has a talent. A SUPERTALENT.

A talent that can let her HEAR the thoughts of an elephant, and make friends with a dog and a sparrow.

The only problem is, this talent is dangerous. VERY dangerous. That’s what her dad says.

So when she frees the school rabbit from its tiny hutch, she vows to keep her talent a secret. But after a face-to-face encounter with a lion, things start to go very wrong. Her dad – and every animal in town – is now in danger. Evie is determined to save them. And to find the truth of her own past. To do that she must battle a mysterious man with a talent more powerful than any other.

As time runs out, she must seek help from the animals, and finally DARE TO BE HERSELF?

Here’s what people have said about my children’s books:

“Absolutely brilliant”
CBBC

“Amazing”
Blue Peter

“The perfect package of happiness”
OLIVIA COLMAN

“Full of heart and humour”
Daily Express

“Touching, funny and packed with memorable characters”
Sunday Mail

You can download a bookmark or poster or activity pack here.

 

Book News / Events

EVENTS

So lovely to meet so many of you this year on the Notes on a Nervous Planet tour. I’m doing some more events and would love to see you there.

 

Saturday 1st June

5.30 pm Hay Festival event on Notes on a Nervous Planet, Baillie Gifford stage Tickets

                                   

Sunday 2nd June

 11.30am-12.30pm  Hay Festival event on Evie and the Animals, Wales Stage, 6+ Tickets

 

Sunday 9 June 

12-1pm   Cheltenham Science Festival event, Notes on a Nervous Planet. Chair: Claudia Hammond, broadcaster, Town Hall, Main Hall,  Tickets

4.30-5.30pm Cheltenham Science Festival, panel event,  Mental Illness: What’s To Blame?, Cheltenham Ladies’ College, Parabola Arts Centre, Tickets

 

Friday 5 July

7.30-10pm Caroline Lucas in conversation with Matt Haig event, St George’s Church, St George’s Road, Kemptown, Brighton, BN2 1ED, Tickets

 

 

Book News / International

INTERNATIONAL

Thanks to the wonderful rights team at Canongate my books have found some lovely homes around the world. Reasons to Stay Alive has just been sold to it’s 39th international territory. (For any further information on international rights please contact the Canongate Rights team.)



Notes on a Nervous Planet is published in America by Penguin

More international rights info is here.