Octogenarian launches children’s book in Lagos

Proving age is no barrier to creative thinking, 85-year-old Rosamund Gale is to launch her first children’s book ‘Plumrosa & Pinkin’ at Lagos municipal library on April 9 (Saturday).

The book tells the story of “two 100-year-old sisters who embark on a magical adventure after eating a peculiar piece of pie”.

Gale’s original tale is in two languages (English/Portuguese) and written in verse.

“I’ve always liked writing,” the South-African told us.

“I wrote a book called ‘Uncertain Heritage’ with a friend of mine, but never had time to write much more when I was younger,” she said, telling us that she’s lived in the Algarve for 20 years after working as a kindergarten and secondary school teacher in Zimbabwe and Canada.

With more time on her hands, Gale is planning to continue her new career.

But for now, she’s hoping young readers will enjoy ‘Plumrosa & Pinkin’.

The book launch will begin at 3pm and feature a special performance by the children’s Bach Orchestra. Admission is free.

‘Plumrosa & Pinkin’ is published by Arandis and includes illustrations by Polish artist Malgorzata Wrona-Morawska.

The books cost €10 and can be ordered online at http://www.arandiseditora.pt/

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