Archive for September, 2013

Trust The Befana Drama To Put The Christmas Magic In Santa’s Sack
Posted on: September 28th, 2013 by Jane Hunt

One of the must-buy books for children aged (8-11) this Christmas is The Befana Drama by Gianna Hartwright, which combines witch-dust with the festive magic of Christmas by focusing on the charmed world of VIPBs – Very Important Present Bringers.   The centuries-old, wart-ridden Italian Befana, who pops candy or coal into the stockings of [...]

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The Befana Drama Giro-Rama Prepares To Sprinkle Book Magic Across Cumbria
Posted on: September 27th, 2013 by Jane Hunt

Hold on to your broomsticks …The Befana Drama Giro-Rama is coming to Cumbria as children’s author, Gianna Hartwright, brings her magical children’s book, The Befana Drama, to various venues around the county for book signing sessions at which children can befriend ‘Bef’. Gianna Hartwright is the pen name of Jane Hunt, a PR consultant working [...]

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Befana Drama Giro-Rama Now In Four Counties
Posted on: September 26th, 2013 by Jane Hunt

The Befana Drama Giro-Rama book signing tour is gathering pace, as it aims to bring children across the country a glimpse of what is probably the most magical book of Christmas 2013.   With its combination of wondrous witch-dust and the magic of Christmas, the book deserves this title – as bookshops and venues in [...]

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Saddened by Bedtime Story Data … Given My Track Record!
Posted on: September 23rd, 2013 by Jane Hunt

One of the most depressing things I’ve read in the last few weeks has related to how few parents of children aged 7+ bother to read their children a bedtime story.   Research shows that children aged 9+ are better at both maths and English if they are read a story at bedtome.  Yet, there [...]

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The Befana Drama – The Perfect Book For Halloween
Posted on: September 21st, 2013 by Jane Hunt

The most unusual ‘witch book’ for Halloween 2013 has to be the newly launched children’s book for kids aged 8+, The Befana Drama by Gianna Hartwright, which not only sprinkles witch dust of the most wondrous kind, but also throws in Christmassy magic for good measure to make it the ideal purchase for either Halloween [...]

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Is There A Deeper Meaning Within The Befana Drama?
Posted on: September 19th, 2013 by Jane Hunt

When I was writing The Befana Drama, I didn’t set out on a crusade, or with any burning desire to push a particular message.  I just intended to create a book full of magic, mirth and mayhem … and hopefully I succeeded.  Over the course of the 30 chapters, however, something unexpected emerged, quite naturally [...]

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Where To #befriendBef on our Befana Drama Giro-Rama so far!
Posted on: September 17th, 2013 by Jane Hunt

  The Befana Drama Giro-Rama book signing tour is beginning to take shape, with our first book signing slots and visits to venues already in the diary.  Each offers something a little different, with some taking a Halloween slant, some being generic and others being firmly focused on Christmas.   Author Gianna Hartwright will most [...]

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New Magical Children’s Book Is Ready To Take Flight!
Posted on: September 17th, 2013 by Jane Hunt

A new children’s book is the ideal read for any family that loves travel and is looking for something to pop into the gift stocking this year, or to read on an international flight.   The Befana Drama by Gianna Hartwright is a thrilling global adventure by broomstick, which introduces youngsters to the amazing and charmed [...]

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The Befana Drama Launches … In A Week That’s Suddenly Made It All Very Real
Posted on: September 15th, 2013 by Jane Hunt

The most magical Christmas book of 2013, The Befana Drama, launched on Thursday, September 12 and is already creating quite a stir just three days in.   This has been a horrendously tough week, packaging books, wrapping books, affixing beautiful baby blue organza ribbon around books and, above all, making a daily or even twice [...]

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A Week Of Progress
Posted on: September 13th, 2013 by Jane Hunt

We’ve had a great week at Gianna Della Luna, launching our new title ‘The Befana Drama’, against all odds, as they say, and getting some noise going behind the book for the first time.   We’ve targeted a lot of UK bookshops, either with sample copies or information packs and we’ve put ourselves in front [...]

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