A date for the Diary

On 28th September, at Solva Woollen Mill, between the hours of 1 and 7pm we will be having a celebration of the launch into the book world of Mrs Noah’s Pockets, illustrated by James Mayhew, The Lost Words, written by Robert Macfarlane, The Snow Leopard and the Icebear, written and illustrated by me.

The first 150 people to buy The Lost Words will be sure to get the copies that have a signed bookplate by Mr Macf himself in and all and every copy of the book purchased from the mill ill be signed by me and stamped with a stamp designed exclusively for the mill. Everyone will also be entered into a draw to win the small gilded finch seen in the picture below, an original and signed painting by me.

To order, follow this link to the bookshop section of the mill’s website.

Also available at the mill now are copies of the new editions of The Icebear and The Snow Leopard. But more on that later. For now, I need to paint, but wanted to give people as much notice as possible about this event at the mill. So many books, and Anna always dresses the mill to perfection to celebrate the launches. Such a beautiful place to visit. So, come if you can. It’s a week ahead of the launch in London and we are so grateful to Hamish Hamilton for letting us, in the small corner of far away from London, be the first on what is going to be a fine series of events, from festivals to bookshops.


( Please don’t buy any of my books from Amazon. Indie shops will post books to you. Amazon take large amounts of money from taxpayers to set up distribution points. They pay low wages, have 0 hour contracts and pay very little tax. They undervalue the work of authors and illustrators by slashing the price of books, and believe me when I say that means the share of the money the author gets is so very very low. They are fuelling an unsustainable environment for the publishing industry. )


About Jackie

I am an artist and writer. I live in a small house by the sea in Wales where I write, paint, walk and watch and dream of bears and whales. I love to read, have a wish for wings and prefer the company of animals to that of humans, though at times I can be quite friendly. I am learning how to work with wood engraving tools and hoping to show that you can teach an old dog new tricks.
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6 Responses to A date for the Diary

  1. Adam says:

    Best of luck with it, Jackie. Not that you’ll need it. It looks a superb book.

    • Jackie says:

      Thank you. So many books out there though. Hard to be visible. Hoping some booksellers take notice of my backlist too.

      • Adam says:

        Well, I’ve ordered my copy The Lost Words from Solva and I live in Ireland. The quality of your work is what speaks to readers, wherever they are. I first encountered your illustrations in a second hand copy of Can You See a Little Bear and was hooked by the unique colouring and the depth of imagination behind them.

  2. Bernie Bell says:

    The Lost Words are coming home.

  3. Compostwoman says:

    I’ve ordered my copy from Solva, and I hope to make it across from Herefordshire to the book launch 🙂

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