The Big Book Swap Event- a Great Success!…

25Mar10

Swap A Book, Gain A Memory, Change a Life..!

Thanks to everyone who came along to the inaugural Big Book Swap back in January and thanks too to the Royal College of Physicians in Regents Park for hosting such a perfect venue for literary banter, and for Kim Dunsmore and Kim Thormond for organising such a wonderful event.

Thanks especially to our guest speakers, Ian McMillan, and Authors and Pelican Post supporters Bernard Ashley and Elizabeth Laird for entertaining us with such wit and enthusiasm, and imparting a little bit about which books and stories have inspired them over the years.

“It was great to be at an event that centred on the power of books to change the world; somehow, in that room, that evening, I felt that we were on the verge of something really exciting and positive!”
-Ian McMillan

 

Authors Bernard Ashley and Elizabeth Llaird impart some choice words on stories from Africa and what inspires them to write children’s stories.

We were hugely grateful to everyone who donated funds and bought raffle tickets and we are delighted to announce that we raised over £550 for the Pelican Post which will assist in buying much-needed books for a number of schools across Africa. Thanks for giving so generously and congratulations to all of our raffle prize winners.

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