Monday, 31 October 2011

Myths to come to life at local book signing

Waterstones King Street in Lancaster is supporting local talent this week, with a signing with Gareth Thompson, Kendal-based author of picture book The Sea Swallow.

The event takes place on Saturday 5th November from 11.00a.

Gareth Thompson worked in London as a music journalist before he returned to the North and caught the storytelling bug. He was inspired by the people and places around him. “This area has such history, much of it built on tragedy, yet there is a really strong sense of community here.”

He has three novels for young adults with Random House and this is his first picture book.

The Sea Swallow was published in July by the Lancaster-based charity, Litfest, and has been given free to thousands of school children in Wyre district. It features gorgeous illustrations by artist Hannah Megee that bring Gareth’s tale of adventure and magic to life.

“Waterstones are throwing themselves behind this book.” Says Tim Franklin of Litfest. “It’s gratifying to receive such strong support from talented booksellers who really know a good read.”

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