Launch: Bonjour Lucy Bee by Anne Ingram

19:00 pm
21:00 pm
Paraparaumu Library 7pm Iver Trask Place

Bonjour Lucy Bee 978-0-9951067-0-3 Anne Ingram When Lucy goes to France for the summer holiday she is looking forward to a family reunion with French relatives. On the way from the airport they see a line of refugees on the road. Lucy immediately gets offside with her cousin Celeste who is anti-refugee and blames them for the subsequent burglary at a local chateau. When Lucy discovers a very ill young Afghan refugee, Qasim, she hides him, not realising what she is doing may be illegal. Anne Ingram was born in Auckland, and spent her childhood years in Dunedin, Te Kuiti and Orewa. She has a BA in English Literature and Diploma in Teaching (Secondary). She has lived and worked in Wellington, London, Christchurch, Singapore and Wellington, and now lives in Waikanae on the Kapiti Coast. Anne has worked as a newspaper columnist, freelance journalist, publisher’s editor, teacher, and has had her own specialist children’s bookstore, Moby Dickens’ Books. For some years, she produced a weekly children’s programme for Coast Access Radio. She has been coordinator of the Kapiti Children’s Book Festival and convenor of the Kapiti Schools Mastermind competitions. As Deputy-Chair of the Kapiti Children’s Writers’ Charitable Trust, she edited and published collections of work for children by local writers: Shortz - Stories from Kapiti (2012) and Flying High - Stories and Poems from Kapiti (2015). Her stories have been broadcast on National Radio, on Access Radio, and published in the School Journal.