Posts Tagged ‘the Befana’

Books To Thrill – & Support EXPO Milano 2015′s Themes!
Posted on: January 17th, 2015 by Jane Hunt

Many apologies for not having updated this blog for a while, but life has been busy and other things have happened to take my attention away from the books.   What I can report is that developments in Italy are still on-going with the Befana Drama series, although most of you only know this as [...]

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Thrilling Developments
Posted on: November 3rd, 2014 by Jane Hunt

We’re absolutely thrilled to announce that we have completed the first of a new series of children’s books that spin off the Befana Drama and Befana Drama 2: Capriccia’s Conundrum and feature the compelling, all-action character, Bef, in a new role.   The book is the first in a new genre for Bef.  Although a [...]

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The Befana Drama Series: Meet the Characters!
Posted on: August 26th, 2014 by Jane Hunt

The Befana Drama series is certainly full of larger-than-life characters, as well as having fantastic plots, which is maybe why people and children across Britain always say they should be a Disney or Dreamworks children’s movie.  We thought it was time for you to meet the characters, in advance of 2015’s Befana Drama 3, so [...]

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Latest News: Things WILL Change in July!!
Posted on: June 27th, 2014 by Jane Hunt

Sorry to those of you waiting for lots of exciting news from Gianna Della Luna.  The reality is that we’ve had no time to do anything with the books this week, or much of last week, due to various issues with the day job and work overload.  However, July should be a key month.   [...]

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All Set For The Scampagnata
Posted on: June 21st, 2014 by Jane Hunt

Looking forward to tomorrow’s Scampagnata at Alva in Scotland.  For the uninitiated, it’s a great outdoor picnic for Italian-Scottish families, of which there are many, with a football game, food stalls and other things (including me!) thrown in!   I’ve no idea what to expect, but I have seen the eyes of those with Italian [...]

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Children’s Author to Attend Scampagnata At Alva
Posted on: June 12th, 2014 by Jane Hunt

The author of a children’s book based on Italy’s traditional festive present bringer, The Befana, will be attending the popular Scampagnata, organised by Italian Scotland and to be held at Alva’s Cochrane Park on Sunday, June 22. Gianna Hartwright, author of The Befana Drama and The Befana Drama 2: Capriccia’s Conundrum, will be signing books [...]

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Search Is On For The One That Got Away
Posted on: March 2nd, 2014 by Jane Hunt

Sometimes, your heart tells you that you’ve got to do something and nothing will then stop that little voice running through your head telling you to act while the impulse takes you because once the opportunity is gone, it’s gone and there’s often no changing that.  That’s what happened to me recently, as I realised [...]

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English Author To Take Books About The Befana To Bologna Children’s Book Fair!
Posted on: February 26th, 2014 by Jane Hunt

An English author is heading to the Bologna Children’s Book Fair (March 24-28) with two brand new children’s books that feature a figure called ‘Bef’ based upon Italy’s Befana! Gianna Hartwright launched her book The Befana Drama last October in England and has thrilled Italian families living in the United Kingdom and also America and [...]

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65 days to go!
Posted on: January 17th, 2014 by Jane Hunt

The race is on to get everything ready for the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, where we will be introducing The Befana Drama brand to the Italian and worldwide publishing community for potentially the first time.   We’re hoping eyes will light up when attendees see our Befana figure standing out boldly on the special display [...]

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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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