Jack of Spades launch in Sydney!

You are invited to come celebrate the launch of two fabulous new books!

 Jack of Spades, a thrilling novel for older readers by Sophie Masson, with illustrations by Yvonne Low (Eagle Books)

To be launched by Pamela Freeman

 Once Upon An ABC, a glorious picture-book romp through fairytale and folklore, by Sophie Masson and Christopher Nielsen (Little Hare)

To be launched by Paul Macdonald

When: Saturday March 18, 2pm

Where: The Children’s Bookshop, 6 Hannah St Beecroft, 2119

Sophie Masson, Yvonne Low and Christopher Nielsen will be in attendance to sign books.

Hope to see you there!

Come celebrate Mikhail Strogoff in Melbourne!

eildon-mansionTo all our Victorian friends and supporters: there’s still time to book for our wonderful celebratory event in Melbourne for Jules Verne’s Mikhail Strogoff! The date is  Tuesday November 8, starting at 6.30 pm, the venue is the St Kilda branch of the Alliance Francaise de Melbourne, which is housed in a gorgeous old mansion at 51 Grey St, St Kilda–a perfect setting! Translator Stephanie Smee will be giving a talk, publisher Sophie Masson will be introducing the book, and Michel Richard of the Alliance Francaise will be welcoming everyone. And there’ll also be a special presentation from a bilingual Russian/English reader, Dr Anna Popova, whose first introduction to this Russian-set novel of Verne’s was through Stephanie’s sparkling translation. There will be copies of the book for sale–and remember, signed copies make a wonderful, unique gift!

The event is free, but you can book here.  Hope to see you there!

mikhail strogoff finished 1 front cover

 

Celebrating Jules Verne’s Mikhail Strogoff in Sydney

We have just held two wonderful celebratory events for Jules Verne’s Mikhail Strogoff in Sydney: the official launch on Wednesday April 13 at the Alliance Francaise headquarters in Sydney, with the launch honours done by Monsieur Nicolas Croizer, Consul-General of France in Sydney, and a second celebration on Thursday April 14, at Berkelouw’s Books in Leichhardt where bookseller Sarah Foster gave everyone a warm welcome. At both events there was a big, animated, interested audience, fantastic presentations by Stephanie and David, and a real buzz of excitement as people queued up to buy this beautiful book! We are delighted that Mikhail is now well and truly launched on his re-entry into the English-language reading world!

Thank you to everyone who has made this a possibility. Your generosity, support, encouragement and excitement have made it all doubly worthwhile.

Pics from both events below.