Charles Pepper wrote from Thailand to say what he thought of the book:
“An engaging and very readable thriller with a dramatic ending; the reader is drawn into this fast moving tale as it’s easy to relate to the characters, settings and drama. The descriptions, many interesting true facts, real historic events and landmarks that still exist, the twists, turns and illustrations all bring the tale very much to life.
“I would recommend this book for both girls and boys; parents, grandparents and teachers will find it an enjoyable story to share with youngsters; and if you’d like to see the Dragons in London today, you can.”
I’ve just spoken to the publisher, Mona, and she had this amazing news. Less than a week after launching the dragons at Bookfest, the whole of the first print run (3,000 copies) is sold out! The book is already being reprinted…
Congratulations to the Booklet Fiction team – I’m amazed and delighted. Onwards and upwards!
Mona, the publisher, called me this evening to tell me that she had a copy of Dragoni pe cerul Londrei (Dragons over London) in her hand – just back from the printers! She’s thrilled with it and everyone at Booklet Fiction loves the book and is very excited about it’s future, and potential world domination…
I don’t think Hagrid’s Norwegian Ridgeback has anything to worry about quite yet, but of course we’re all hoping that Romanian kids will enjoy the story of George, Xiaolong and the naughty British dragons for years to come.
So the big event news: the official launch will be at Bookfest in Bucharest on Friday 26th May – just over three weeks away. Eeek! (as George would say).
At the moment I’m due to be ‘on stage’ at 12.00 hrs and again at 16.00 hrs, and there’ll be stuff happening and maybe one or two prizes to be won. I’ll confirm times nearer the event – just in case there’s a change. But come alone, and bring kids!