Last night I had the great pleasure of attending the launch of Barbara Else's new book
The Queen and the Nobody Boy
It was a great event, staged by Gecko Press and the inimitable Children's Bookshop in Kilbirnie, Wellington. Many friends were there, Jenny Robin Jones (No Simple Passage), Tony Simpson (A Distant Feast), Nelson Wattie (The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature), Ray Grover (March to the Sound of Guns), and Marilyn Duckworth (Playing Friends) being a few of the number. Wine flowed, marvellous speeches were made, nibbles were nibbled, and an excellent time was had by all.
The whole family loved The Travelling Restaurant, and we all can't wait to read this one.
Review to come!