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The Westie Fest, the first book in a series called Corrie’s Capers, has been published by author Alison Page and is already proving to be a huge success after only a few days. With many purchasers buying more than one copy for their children and grandchildren, a large number of books have already been snapped up by eager buyers.
The book which tells the story of the Arran adventures of a West Highland terrier called Corrie is the author’s first book in the series, which is part of a non profit endeavour raising funds for the Glasgow’s based charity Mary’s Meals.
The vividly illustrated book with a charming storyline is aimed at children aged between four and six years old but has proven to be equally as popular with parents and grandparents and those who love Arran, and of course West Highland terriers.
The book has been illustrated by Kirsty Oxley and features a number of well known Arran landmarks as Corrie competes in The West Fest hoping to be a champion like her grandad was before her.
The official book launch is taking place at the Glenisle Hotel, Lamlash on Tuesday July 17, between 6pm and 7pm, where visitors are welcome to drop in for a drink and nibbles and meet the author Alison, who will be happy to sign a book for you.
Following the success of the book a number of author readings have been scheduled; at the Arran Heritage Museum’s Children’s Day on Sunday July 22 and at the Brodick Library on Thursday August 2, at 2pm.
The Westie Fest is available online at www.westie.scot/shop/ at £7.99 plus postage and packing and is available at a number of island outlets including Jimmy Gordon’s newsagent, Brodick Post Office, Arran Active, Arran Graphics, Arran Heritage Museum, Inspirations of Arran, Auchrannie Spa Resort shop, The Book and Card Centre, Bay News, The Harbour Shop and the Isle of Arran Distillery.
Young Jamie Bowden enjoys some father-son time with dad Andrew reading the Westie Fest to him. No_B27westie01
Sophie Scott is thrilled with her copy of the Arran inspired book. No_B27westie02
Corrie as drawn by Kirsty Oxley. NO_B27westie03