Book launch & signing: The Boy Who Loves to Lick the Wind
Fiona Carswell author
Fiona Carswell

Book launch & signing: The Boy Who Loves to Lick the Wind

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Join us at Dunbar Library for a talk and book signing with local author Fiona Carswell on Thursday, 7th March, at 6pm.

Fiona will be introducing and reading from her debut children's book, The Boy Who Loves to Lick the Wind, followed by a book signing.

This is a free but ticketed event open to both adults and children. Please note that children must be accompanied by an adult. To help us manage numbers, please book a ticket for each person who will be attending the event with you, including children.

The Boy Who Loves to Lick the Wind is a touching, inclusive story of friendship, told and illustrated with warmth and empathy, suitable for children aged 4+.

Copies will be available for purchase at the book signing, or can be pre-ordered now for collection at the event.

About the book:

The boy next door loves to lick the wind. “You should try it,” says his mum. “All the best winds are at the beach.”

And so begins an amazing afternoon by the sea for two boys. One doesn’t always speak with words and likes throwing stones – the other likes to collect shells and make sandcastles. But the sea works its magic and by the end of the day the boys discover they both love to lick the wind – together.

Hardback, 32 pages, RRP £12.99, illustrated by Yu Rong.

Event details:

Venue: Dunbar Library, Bleachingfield Community Centre, Dunbar EH42 1DX

Event: 18:00 - 18:30, followed by book signing

Doors: 17:45

About Fiona Carswell:

Fiona Carswell is the mother of two boys – one autistic and the other neurotypical – and lives in East Lothian, Scotland. By day, she is a publicist in the Arts & Books sector, promoting (other people’s) books, literary prizes, book festivals, cultural projects, venues and events.

In her spare time, Fiona writes occasionally for the Scottish press – mainly the Scotsman – and enjoys flying the flag for Autism Awareness Week each year, giving readers a glimpse into a world they may know very little about and which can be as hilarious as it is challenging, as life-affirming as it is sometimes heart-breaking, and as brilliantly, heart-burstingly bananas as it can be serious, overwhelming and utterly terrifying.

The Boy Who Loves to Lick the Wind is Fiona's first book.

COVID Precautions & Cancellation Policy

As a courtesy to other attendees if you feel unwell on the day we would be grateful if you could take a lateral before attending, if you can.

If you are unable to attend after booking we would be very grateful if you could let us know by emailing so that your place can be offered to another attendee.