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Jacqueline Harvey has combined a successful career in education with her love of a good story. She is the author of 14 novels for younger readers and a picture book, THE SOUND OF THE SEA, which was awarded Honour Book in the 2006 Children’s Book Council Awards. Her bestselling Alice-Miranda series centres on the life of Alice-Miranda Highton-Smith-Kennington-Jones, a perpetually positive and determined seven year old who takes herself off to boarding school because it appeals to her sense of adventure. The first book in the series, Alice-Miranda At School was released in Australia in February 2010 with Alice-Miranda On Holiday, Alice-Miranda Takes the Lead, Alice-Miranda At Sea, Alice-Miranda In New York, Alice-Miranda Shows the Way and Alice-Miranda In Paris following at six month intervals. Jacqueline is currently contracted to write 12 Alice-Miranda books. She has a new series for younger readers (5-9 year olds) which launched in Australia in September 2012. Jacqueline is contracted to write eight Clementine-Rose books with Random House Australia. For more information go to www.jacquelineharvey.com.au

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Alice-Miranda At Sea Launch!!




Hello Everyone,

What a day we had yesterday on sparkling Sydney Harbour! 180 of my friends came along to help us launch, on a launch, my fourth adventure, Alice-Miranda At Sea. There was a delicious afternoon tea with sandwiches and slices and cakes. The weather was calm and my best grown up friend Jacqueline Harvey signed LOTS of books - although she said she felt a little seasick for a while from looking down for so long. We even had a celebrity with us onboard, former Australian test cricketer and all round lovely guy, Glenn McGrath and his gorgeous daughter Holly and wife Sarah. Holly is a fan of the books. It was great to see so many people and I really want to thank everyone who came along and supported us. Linsay Knight from Random House who publishes the Alice-Miranda books did the official honours and the wonderful people from the Novella Bookshop sold all the books and arranged the launch. Jacqueline's fabulous editor Kimberley Bennett was there too and so were lots of her family and friends. I can't wait to start planning the next launch - which we are going to hold on top of a skyscraper!

Have a great week,

Lots of love,

Alice-Miranda xxx

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