Mariella Frostrup supports scheme…

25Apr10

The Pelican Post is delighted to recieve an endorsement from the TV face of the book world – Mariella Frostrup!  

Mariella Frostrup, Journalist, Radio/TV presenter, art critic and past member of the judging panel for the Booker Prize is often associated with the literary world and currently presents Sky’s ‘The Book Show’ – the only weekly programme on UK Television dedicated to the world of literature.

However she is also equally at home and very successful too we may add, in utilising her fine-tuned, hard hitting, no nonsense journalistic skills to writing impassioned articles, and raise awareness about the work of numerous charities, organisations and people in the UK national press.

Many people might not know that Mariella was part of the Public Relations power house that marshalled the campaign for the original ‘Live Aid’ concert in 1985.  Most recently in April 2010, Mariella wrote passionately about ‘the women that changed my life’ in the Times after  meeting the Rural Women’s Forum of Manica Province in poverty stricken Mozambique.  (For the full article, visit http://women.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/women/article7095281.ece)

Speaking about the Pelican Post, Mariella kindly had this to say…

It’s very easy in this country, where books are both readily available and affordable to forget what a luxury they are in other parts of the globe. To a child at school in Africa the book you might casually throw away is a piece of valued treasure and a portal to further knowledge. The Pelican Post is a brilliant initiative and offers a near effortless way for each of us to make a tangible contribution to bettering a child’s life”.



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