11 July, 2012
A delightful children’s book about a campervan named Dolly and her adventures in Eastbourne will be having its book launch on the Wish Tower Slopes on Friday 20 July at 2pm.
The idea for ‘Dolly’s Diary’ grew from an actual diary kept in a campervan called Dolly. The delightful way in which the diary had been written by the families that rented Dolly for their holidays inspired owner David Irvine to commission this wonderful children’s book.
He found an enthusiastic author, friend Clare Bromley to write the first story and illustrator Holly Blackman was discovered after she won a competition to design a poster for Eastbourne.
Dolly the campervan will be at the book launch, along with friends and families who have rented it and written in the diary and at 2.45pm there will be a book reading for children by author Clare Bromley.
The first book is set in Eastbourne, where Dolly arrives to meet her new family, Molly, her Mum and Dad and their dog Fergus. It is an enchanting story that follows their adventures in the town – from picnics, to kite flying at Beachy Head, rides on the Dotto Train and ice cream on the beach.
Eastbourne Borough Council Cabinet Member for Tourism, Cllr Neil Stanley said “What a delightful book! It’s fantastic that such a lovely children’s book which focuses on Eastbourne is being published and I can’t wait to read all about Dolly’s adventures.”
The book is aimed at five to seven year olds and hopefully their will be subsequent books to come, ‘Dolly Goes To London’, ‘Dolly Goes To France’, ‘Dolly Goes To A Wedding’ and many more!
At 10am on Saturday 21 July at Waterstones in Eastbourne the author and illustrator will be there to sign copies of your book.
The book is being self-published by Dolly’s owner, David Irvine and can be purchased from this week for £6.99.
For more information on ‘Dolly’s Diary’ visit the website or follow her on twitter @DollysInfo.
Or to hire Dolly and have your own campervan holiday adventure go to the website.