Books: “The Radiant Boy” – Charity Drive!

17 September, 2008 at 10:32 am Leave a comment

From the blog of Emma Collingwood:

Leaves are falling, and it’s time to announce the annual charity drive. This year the beneficiaries will be children from poor families in central Scotland, for whom I’ll try to provide Christmas presents, and the Morpeth Lions Club Flood Victims Appeal in Morpeth, Northumberland.

In favour of the charity drive, I’ve postponed the publication of “The Radiant Boy” for a few weeks. Why? Because two of the four stories, “The Radiant Boy” and “Last Service”, will be up for auction! But not just some cheap print-out – you will get the chance to win the

ORIGINAL STORY, HANDWRITTEN BY MYSELF WITH QUILL AND INK ON HANDMADE PAPER IN THE STYLE OF THE 18TH CENTURY IN MUSEUM QUALITY!

I’ve been to the Museum for Paper, Writing and Printing yesterday and picked up the paper. Feel and texture are amazing, writing on it is a fascinating experience. Special thanks to the master papermaker, a very friendly and helpful chap.

While I don’t want to give too much away, I can tell you that “Last Service” will be a story of special appeal to those among you who have a weak spot for HMS Victory, Nelson, Collingwood and the Age of Sail in general.

Despite being ghost stories, “The Radiant Boy” and “Last Service” are suitable for all audiences.

The auction will start on 26th September, the original publication date of the book. There might be even more goodies – more information will follow soon. I’d like to thank you all in advance for spreading the word.

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News: No, it’s not a hurricane. It’s Horatio Nelson spinning in his grave. Auction starts! Handwritten story by Emma Collingwood, illustration by Amandine de Villeneuve!

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