Wildflowers at midsummer


Here are some of the magnificent wild flowers in my garden today (12 June 2016). Some of them are late to blossom due to more than a month of cold, wet weather, but often the buds are just as beautiful as the full blooms. Transylvania’s wildflower meadows are recognised more and more as one of the great treasures of Europe, and it’s vital to conserve them and appreciate them. Talking of appreciation, have I got the names right? I’m no botanist, so if you know better, please let me know and I can correct any mistakes.

 

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New book about Magura


Dalia cover smallWell… almost. My latest book for children is the second book set in a village with startling resemblance to Magura, which in the books is called Fân.

Dahlia’s Pet Detectives (Dalia si micii detectivi) will be in the spotlight at the end of next week (Thursday 31st May, Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd June) when my new book is launched at Bucuresti’s Bookfest (Romexpo).

If you read Floss the lost puppy, you’ll recognise the village of Fân (Hay) where Dahlia and Chip are neighbours and schoolmates of Thea and Tudor Thimble. A completely new story, but set in the same Transylvanian village, high up in the Carpathian Mountains.

I have a Pinterest board devoted to pictures of cats like Onyx, and crows like Gossip. So you can see what Dahlia’s friends look like as you read their adventures…

I’ll be waiting to meet you on the Booklet Fiction stand on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at midday, ready to sign your copies. Come and say hello!

Read more about Dahlia and her friends here!

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