354: Signed first edition of illustrated fairy tale collection Blackberry Blue by Jamila Gavin (x3)

final-bb-front-coverITEM: Signed first edition of Blackberry Blue: and other fairy tales by Jamila Gavin. Three available.

SYNOPSIS: Prepare to enter a world of magicians, enchanted forests, talking animals and wicked witches… Here are six magical stories to thrill and enchant you. Watch Blackberry Blue rise from the bramble patch; follow Emeka the pathfinder on his mission to save a lost king; join Princess Desire as she gallops across the Milky Way on her jet-black horse. These beautifully written and original stories will delight readers of all ages, and the stunning illustrations by Richard Collingridge will take your breath away.

BIO: Jamila’s first book, The Magic Orange Tree, was published in 1979 and she has since been writing steadily, producing critically acclaimed novels and collections of short stories.
She has been shortlisted for many of the major children’s book awards, including the Smarties Award and the Guardian Award. Coram Boy won the Children’s Whitbread Award and was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal, before being adapted for the stage. The Wheel of Surya, part one of the Surya trilogy, was runner up for the Guardian Children’s Fiction Award, and the other two titles were also shortlisted.

About Diane Shipley

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  1. kimberleyalysonuk

    Lovely! £10 to start off the bidding.

  2. Maudie Smith

    May I bid £10 for another one of these? If there are three of them?

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