Publishing Round-up: 19th July 2017

 


Easyjet Launches Children’s Book Clubeasyjet-logo

EasyJet has launched a “flybrary” across its entire UK fleet featuring 7,000 classic books selected by Jacqueline Wilson.

Copies of children’s classics including Peter Pan, Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland, The Wizard Of Oz and The Railway Children will be distributed across EasyJet planes. Children will leave the books on board for the next passengers after they leave.

EasyJet c.e.o, Carolyn McCall, said: “The launch of our summer kids book club is another initiative designed to make flying with us more fun and help to get kids hooked on a book at the start of the holiday season at the same time. Our in-flight lending library means young passengers can pick up a brilliant book during their flight and then return it to the seat pocket at the end of the flight for the next customer to enjoy onboard.”

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Publishing Round-up: 6th July

Harry Potter to be translated into Scots

Scotland may be the home of Hogwarts and the place where author JK Rowling wrote her epic serial of wizardry and magic. But only this year will its wee bairns get the chance to read Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in Scots, 20 years after it was first published.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stane is being translated by Matthew Fitt for publication in October by tiny Scottish imprint Itchy Coo, part of Black & White publishing.

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Publishing Round-up: 28th June

Philip Pullman Auction Raises Thousandsunnamed3

for Grenfell Tower Appeal

A young victim of the Grenfell Tower fire is almost certain to be commemorated in the name of a character in Philip Pullman’s The Book of Dust trilogy as part of a fundraising effort.

Former teacher James Clements had initially bid £1,500 to have a character in the second book named after Nur Huda, a victim of the disaster. Since then, bidding has surpassed £25,000, with contributors rallying around James’ bid to commerate Nur Huda.

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