130: Donate a hardback copy of Candy Gourlay’s new novel SHINE to a school library in the Philippines

Shine by Candy GourlayITEM: Candy Gourlay, whose book Tall Story is required reading in Grade 7 in the Philippines, supports the Sambat Trust, a small charity that builds beautiful school libraries in deprived schools south of Manila. Donate a copy of Candy’s new book Shine (currently not yet available in the Philippines) to a Sambat Trust library. You will receive confirmation and photographs of the school receiving the book.

BIO: Candy Gourlay is a Filipino author based in London. Her book Tall Story, set both in the Philippines and London, was nominated for the Carnegie Medal in 2011. It has won the Crystal Kite Prize for Europe and the National Children’s Book Award of the Philippines and was shortlisted for 13 prizes. Her new book is a ghost story called SHINE. http://www.candygourlay.com

About Candy Gourlay

Candy Gourlay is a Filipino author living in London. She was a journalist writing about dictators in the Third World before she took up a full time position battling dictators of the nappy-clad variety. She inadvertently became a web designer while avoiding doing the dishes. She takes procrastination to new levels by blogging, drawing and making YouTube videos for fun. Her debut novel Tall Story was nominated for the Carnegie Medal and shortlisted for eleven children’s book prizes including the Blue Peter prize. It won the Crystal Kite Children’s Book Prize for Europe. Her latest book is called Shine. www.candygourlay.com


  1. I will draw something beautiful in it for the right price. Thanks you guys!

  2. Katherine Rundell


  3. Tina A

    Candy, from one Pinay in the UK to another, maraming salamat! Ang galing mo!

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