Two new books in the pipeline

Posted on: December 7, 2012 Posted by: Marc Lintern

Final year English student Bobby McCarty has been selected to write Trufflehog’s latest children’s book, about refugees and the positive benefits they bring to the UK. Focussing on refugees in Plymouth, this book will be launched in June 2013 as part of Refugee Week and will give Bobby not only an opportunity to publish his first book but he will also be able to use his experience of researching and writing this story as the basis for his final year dissertation.

Our other book is a walking book which is being written in conjunction with START (Students And Refugees Together), a Plymouth-based charity which supports asylum seekers and refugees, aiming to reduce the impact and isolation they feel coming to live in Plymouth. The aim of this book is to offer refugees moving into Plymouth ideas of walks they can do in the local area which can be reached easily by public transport and where they will not only gain a feel of Plymouth as a place to live but also help them appreciate some of the differences but also similarities with their past homes. The book will include nine walks, with each walk being researched by students, START and refugees themselves. If you are a current Plymouth student and would be interested in assisting with this book, as a writer or illustrator, please contact Helen Greathead. We will be seeking nine illustrators and nine writers.