Monday, 14 November 2011 10:29

I have nearly finished the first draft of the new children's cat book which is going to be called Magnificat and will be published in autumn 2012. France Bauduin is busy working on the illustrations now

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Antoinette said:

Visiting from The Netherlands
That is wonderful news Marilyn! My eldest (16) decided that her knowledge of the English language was now at a point where she could try and read an English book. She picked up Cats of Moon Cottage two days ago and she's almost finished. She loves it and can't wait to start #2 smilies/smiley.gif I hope all is well with you and yours!
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Marilyn Edwards said:

reply to Antoinette
Fantastic news that your oldest has just read and enjoyed The Cats of Moon Cottage, say a big hello and thank you from me to her. And thrilled you are pleased about Magnificat. I have nearly finished the last chapter. What a joy!
November 30, 2011

sue edwards said:

So looking forward to your new book Marilyn. I will have that earmarked for a MUST buy!
March 19, 2012

Marilyn Edwards said:

reply to Sue Edwards
Sue what an encouraging message, thank you. I promise to announce when it is available. I suspect now that it will be Spring 2013 before it sees the light of day. Am currently working flat out on a new draft.
Marilyn x
March 19, 2012

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