Hello to some of my favourite English bookshops!

August 25, 2011 at 12:12 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

What a wonderful week I’ve had here in Old England! I’ve visited friends and family in London, Oxford and Brighton, seen great cities and wonderful old towns and villages, driven through the glorious English countryside in sun and rain (!) and eaten some scrumptious cream teas! But one  of the nicest things I’ve done is to visit some of England’s wonderful bookshops, where I’ve been very happy to talk to their knowledgeable staff, and to find my books on their shelves!

Here’s Wimbledon Books and Music:

And its owner Kathleen Cockerton with The Tale of Rhonda Rabbit:

And here’s one of London’s oldest and most beautiful bookshops, Daunts Books of Marylebone Street:

Just look at the fabulous interior:

And here’s me with Rhonda Rabbit on the bookshelves:

Lastly, here I am at the fabulous Bags of Books in Lewes in Brighton:

So if you want to know where to buy my books in England…those are just a few suggestions. Or if you don’t live nearby you could ask your local bookshop to order them via Bounce Sales and Marketing!

Thank you Blackwells Bookshop, Oxford!

August 21, 2011 at 1:23 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

A big thank you to Tom Osman and Rebecca Waiting of the world-famous Blackwells Bookshop in Oxford, for hosting my reading on Saturday 20 August of  The Tale of Rhonda Rabbit!


Here I am before the reading with the lovely Rebecca and my books!

And here are some Oxford bunnies!

Those of you who are familiar my readings will know that I usually bring my team of toy animals to help out! Alas they were all at home in Hong Kong, so Peter Rabbit (that quintessentially English rabbit) kindly agreed to stand in for my Chinese rabbit Ru Lin, and Agatha the Cat, Alice’s evil English cousin, agreed to keep him company! Naturally they wanted to take a stroll around Oxford to look at its famous universities and museums…

Here’s Peter Rabbit in front of the famous Sheldonian Theatre:


And the Venetian Bridge:

And here’s Agatha plotting Peter’s downfall outside Oxford’s famous Bodleian Library:

But two very charming young ladies from Oxford and Guangzhou respectively had a stern chat with Agatha, and persuaded her to say sorry to her bunny friend … here’s the moment they kissed and made up!

Goodbye to Oxford, that wonderful city of beauty, dreams and memories – I’ll see you again next January!

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