Key marketing points: Author is well known on festival circuits with a number of storytelling events lined up. Review in Fact and Fiction magazine. Possible coverage in BBC Wildlife magazine and Countryfile magazine. Coverage in Cumbrian newspapers (Authors home county).
TAFFY THOMAS is a professional storyteller who gives around 300 storytelling performances across the country each year. One of the UK's most loved storytellers, he was made an MBE in the 2000 New Year's Honours List for services to storytelling and charity. In 2000-2011 he became the first laureate for storytelling, a role created to promote the power of stories. Taffy is the artistic director of the Northern Centre for Storytelling in Grasmere and the author of many collections of folk tales for The History Press. He lives in Grasmere, Ambleside.
"Gems in the new collection include why the robin has a red breast; the wren, king of the birds; why the swallow has a forked tail; the mute swans of Grasmere; the Borrowdale cuckoo; and the owl was a baker's daughter. Alongside riddles and rhymes, there are beautiful, colour and black-and-white hand-drawn illustrations." --West Morland Gazette