Posts Tagged ‘Books’

Recently co-founder Nick Johnson conducted an interview with fellow literary blogger Zoe Toft of Playing by the Book.  We thought supporters / readers might like to read more about the Pelican Post’s philosophy and objectives on all matters pertaining to better access to children’s fiction… Tell us a little about Pelican Post and how it differs […]


Many books purchased and donated at various events during the course of last year have made their way to two very grateful schools in Kenya. Hotcourses primary school is based in Nyumbani village (swahili for ‘home’) in the Kitui district of eastern Kenya, (about 3 hours drive from Nairobi).  Nyumbani stands on one thousand acres of land donated by the […]


This summer, the Pelican Post team were invited to feature at one of the UK’s leading music festivals – Camp Bestival – famous for its focus on family fun and laid back atmosphere.  This year’s festival was no exception with music from the likes of Blondie, Groove Armada, The Wonderstuff, Mark Ronson and Primal Scream (personal favourite) as well as a mind-boggling […]


The team here at Pelican Post Towers are delighted to receive an endorsement of support fom the thought provoking and very talented author and film producer Nick Taussig.  Nick is the author of four critically acclaimed novels; love and Mayhem, Don Don,the Distinguished Assassin and Gorilla Geurrilla.   Always gripping and provocative in equal measure – one of Nicks works – Gorilla Geurrilla  was recently featured […]


Staff from Pelican Post partner charity Link Ethiopia (www.linkethiopia.org) recently returned from a trip to the region where they delivered books donated by pelican post supporters who attended various events held last year.      They also made a trip to visit (and deliver books) to 2 remote village school communities near Lake Rana.  These village schools have a desperate shortage […]


Congratulations to school teacher Madinah Kakaire,who has just won a prestigous award for her teaching skills.   Madinah teaches at one of the schools, Pelican Post supports – Ttula Primary School in Uganda.  This is her story courtesy of John Agaba at ‘The New Vision’ Newspaper, Kampala… I was lucky to find her in one of her sessions. […]


Last Thursday saw the start of this year’s Guildford Book Festival with many of Britain’s finest authors and celebrities making an apperance at venues across Guildford over the next ten days. This year’s line up is no exception with a diverse range of authors giving talks on subject matters as diverse as gardening, cooking to poisioning, Georgian prostitution and the Goons!  Guest authors […]


Youngsters at Chestnut Lane Infant School in Amersham were visited by Parent David Sommer who helped set up Pelican Post to hear about the ‘Pelican Post Pledge’ and how the children can help inspire their peers in Africa to discover the joy of reading.   The children read together one of the books on the reading list – […]