Posts Tagged ‘Pelican Post’

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 […]


“The real gift is out of all proportion to the cost of the books.  It is wonderful for these students to know that they are not forgotten and we are all linked.” As December 2011 came to a close we at Pelican Post Towers were thrilled to receive a flurry of updates from partnering schools […]


Earlier this year, Alexander McCall Smith, author of the highly successful book series, The No1 Ladies Detective Agency kindly took time out of his incredibly busy writing schedule to talk to Clemency Burton Hill about his life, inspiration, characters and anything else that may come up in conversation at an event in support of the Pelican Post. Image courtesy of Chris […]


A big thank you to Tina and Stephen Sommer and the rest of the team for delivering books donated from a previous Waterstones event to participating schools supported by charity – Link Ethiopia (www.linkethiopia.org).  Below, Tina recalls a very personal account of their experience delivering pelican post books…  “I have never been so overwhelmed and humbled at the […]


  Date: 03 March 2011 Time: 1PM – 3:30 PM Place: The Royal Geological Society, Piccadilly, London Price:  £15 ( proceeds will go to support The Pelican Post) Booking: To Reserve a place please email events@pelican-post.org   We are extremely honoured to announce that celebrated and prolific Author Alexander McCall Smith has kindly taken time out his […]


Interview with Founders Nick Johnson and David Sommer at a recent ‘Books For Africa’ event. During the event members of the public talk about what reading means to them, and what was their favourite book as a child… 1st collector for Introducing the Pelican Post…. Follow my videos on vodpod


Today I write of a school in Kenya that recently received a number of books bought by Pelican Post followers.                 “Lawson High School” is supported by UK based Hotcourses Foundation, and the books received will make an invaluable contribution to reading classes there. Officially opened on the 2nd August 2010 by Hotcourses Founder and UK […]


          Nick Johnson, Founder of the Pelican Post has been  nominated for the Talk Talk Digital Hero of the Year Awards 2010 in association with Citizens Online and The Mirror Newspaper. The awards celebrate people who use digital technology to bring about positive social change, and are open to the public to decide […]


Lenny Henry, one of Britain’s best loved and most versatile performers recently took time out to offer a few words of support to the Pelican Post campaign.  Lenny who is also an important creative force behind the charity Comic Relief, which raises money to fund education, immunization and community projects throughout the world but particularly in Africa, […]


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 […]