Bologna Blog | Day 1

There were flights, a stop over in Paris and a very brief sight seeing before Patricia and I made it to the Bologna Book Fair.

There is lots of talk about what is coming - including a new (yes I said a new) Siobhan Dowd book. It is an unfinished manuscript that will be finished by another writer, who I can’t name, but could be Patrick Ness, but I couldn’t possibly confirm that ;) and could be illustrated, maybe by Dave McKean.

There was the announcement that John Boyne and Oliver Jeffers have teamed  up to write Noah Barleywater Runs Away - about a boy who runs away from home and into a forest where he finds a puppet shop, with an old man who has a ton of stories to tell.

And other promises from publisher folk include - Frank Cottrell Boyce’s new book *is* coming - something very fun and top secret!

There is a new Anthony Horrowitz due any month now - called Scorpio Rising. Michelle Gail (of Grange Hill, Eastenders and being generally famous) has her first teenage book out too - and it sounds v good. Plans are afoot for it to go digital first - as an iPhone download. Who could ask for more?

How about - a new children’s book from Terry Pratchett - there is lots of talk about. (I’ll found out more…) and Shaun Tan’s Tales from Outer Suburbia has inspired Eric to be in a book of his very own.

It was a very short visit yesterday - about an hour - but we still managed to take some pics:

And we managed to visit the Whisper Gallery - very impressive!

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