164: Ticket to the movie premiere of Day of the Flowers starring Carlos Acosta + party

ITEM: Ticket to the premiere on November 24th of the Carlos Acosta film Day of the Flowers in London’s West End with a party after where the guest will have the chance to meet and mingle with the stars. Donated by author and journalist Humphrey Hawksley

Day of the Flowers starring Carlos Acosta

BIO: Humphrey Hawksley’s face and voice are known to millions through his books and broadcasts. His work as a BBC foreign correspondent has taken him all over the world, and since Nine Eleven he has been reporting extensively on Islamic terror and intelligence issues from the United States, Iraq and elsewhere in the Middle East. Earlier, he was expelled from Sri Lanka for his uncompromising coverage on the Tamil separatist war, reported from the Philippines for NPR and opened the BBC’s first television bureau in China. He has been a contributor to ABC, CBS. NBC, the Financial Times, the International Herald Tribune and Yale Global online magazine. He divides his time between reporting assignments, London and Suffolk on Britain’s east coast, where he was born and raised, and is the wild and desolate setting for much Security Breach.

About Candy Gourlay

Growing up in the Philippines, Candy Gourlay wondered why all the books she'd ever loved didn't resemble her steamy, tropical home in Manila. As a result, it took her years to fulfil her dream of becoming an author – and years to learn that Filipino stories, too, belong in the pages of books. Her latest novel is BONE TALK, set in 1899 and told from the point of view of a boy from a headhunting village during the US invasion of the Philippines. She has just published her first picture book, IS IT A MERMAID – about a dugong who thinks she's a mermaid. Candy's other novels, TALL STORY and SHINE, have been listed for many prizes in the United Kingdom such as the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Children's Book Prize. Both novels won the Crystal Kite Prize for Europe and Tall Story was awarded the National Children's Book Award in the Philippines.


  1. debfly

    I have a feeling the bidding will shoot up for this one! £10 just to start us off…

  2. I will have to go to £15

  3. Colin McAskill


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