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Donald Trunk the Elephant: Book Launch and Theatrical Reading

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20th May 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Location: All Saints Church

Celebrate the launch of Donald Trunk the Elephant, a new international character on the scene, like Paddington Bear, at All Saints Church, Kingston upon Thames.

Join the artist and writer Juliet Coombe for a free afternoon of entertainment, tea and advice on how to write your first book. Enjoy tea and cake afterwards in the church café with a fun Q&A, lots of prizes for the kids and even a few for the adults.

Book free tickets by emailing [email protected]

In 2017, Sri Lanka’s swimming elephants hit international headlines when not one but several elephants were brought back by the Navy from about 10 to 25 miles out to sea. Inspired by this phenomenon, local writer Juliet Coombe with children’s book artist Janet Anderton decided to draw the amazing  dventures of Donald Trunk, the Sri Lankan swimming elephant with grandiose dreams of escaping to the Nicobar Islands, real paradise, or so he thinks. The story is full of an array of wonderful characters of all shapes and sizes – a butterfly like Jiminy Cricket, a scary matriarch of the elephant herd, an Eden-like sly cobra Satarnia, a singing mermaid, the unique Nicobar pigeon, a blue whale, jumping dolphins – all with incredibly important messages for Donald and the reader.

All Saints in Kingston is the focal point of the town.  Since the 9th century, there has been a church on this site, when it was originally part of the Saxon royal estate.

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