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Thursday 12th April ~
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm at:
Queens Park Books
87 Salusbury Road, London NW6 6NH
Tel: 020 7625 1008
Queen’s Park (Bakerloo)
Buses: 6, 36, 187, 206, 316
Dan Hiscocks 020 3239 3027 or
Tobias Steed 020 7708 2942
To learn more about Chris Palmer’s book: Walking Back to Happiness or to order your own copy, please click here.
Tom really wants to be an explorer.
When Tom’s head isn’t in the clouds it’s in an atlas. He follows adventurers not footballers and his schooldays are spent dreaming about travelling from Tibet to Timbuktu. One day a private wish blurted out loud started his freewheeling adventure:
“I’m going to cycle around the world.”
His classmates laughed. No one believed him, least of all his teacher.
“The mountains will be too high!” “The deserts too hot!”
Everyone shouted their reasons why his dream was impossible.
But it was a funny thing: the more people told him he couldn’t do it, the more Tom found himself wanting to prove them wrong.
Ride along with Tom as he overcomes his fears and sets off on the first part of his biggest ever adventure: to try to become the boy who biked the world.
What some other explorers say about the author’s adventures:
“An incredible journey of mammoth proportions.” -Mark Beaumont
“Alastair’s journey stands out as amazing.” -Sir Randulph Fiennes
“Epic Journey.” -
Can of Worms Kids Press (7 Peacock Yard)
will have a wonderful array of award-winning children’s books available at special prices for the Open Studios this year. There will be two new Mission:Explore titles (winner of the National Trust Outdoors Book of the Year Award), a children’s book, The Boy Who Biked the World, by serial adventurer and round the world cyclist Alastair Humphreys, Monkey Magic by Grant S Clark and many more. Treat the kid’s in your life and in you to the best in children’s publishing.
Some call it a mid-life crisis, but Robbie Marshall thought of it as a reassessment. After building up a business and raising a family he decided that he needed a change. Over the course of a year, Marshall travelled to over 20 countries on a quarter-ton Motorbike with a limited amount of supplies. He faced enormous danger and wracking loneliness, but finds a new thirst for life on his adventure for knowledge and exploration.
There’s been quite a rhythm to business at Can of Worms recently. Nine titles out in the last couple of months with Goodnight Keith Moon the latest to come in from the printers and publishing on June 17th just in time for some fathers.
If you were wondering what to get your dad for Father’s Day (June 19th in the UK) then this is the perfect gift. He will be over the moon. If like me he has read Goodnight Moon the children’s classic a thousand times plus, then Goodnight Keith Moon will provide a a great riff relief.
The New Yorker said this:
Morbidly funny … this book has something for all ages. For the grandparent, a nostalgic game of find the Who reference; the parent, a sad reminder of how cool things used to be; and for the kid, tucked into bed listening to the the most inappropriate bed time story ever, a lesson: old people are weird [and] alcohol kills.
You can pre-order your copy from Amazon now in the United States for $6.18 plus P&P or the United Kingdom £6.29 plus P&P or you can order it right now from Can of Worms for £6.99 inc P&P for addresses in the UK (we’ll send it out first class post).
Goodnight Keith Moon is published by our new Word of Mouth imprint. Word of Mouth has been set up to publish books worth talking about. So please tell a friend and while you are at it check out The Inkspot Monologues by Keith Pointing.
Simon Casson and Richard Adamson embark on a gruelling five-month horseback journey across 2,000 miles of high-plain wilderness. Through this dramatic account, they bring to life the exciting and violent lives of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and give a heart-warming description of the rancher families that live there today. This story is told with gripping detail and will inspire readers to dust off their long-forgotten dreams and make them come true.
Hello! We had a great day on the Southbank in London launching Mission:Explore balloons. (PLEASE NOTE our balloons and tags are all biodegradable – breaking down as quickly as oak leaves).
If you’ve found a balloon, let us know:
where you found it, and when and what number is on the tag.
Let us know your contact details as well (we promise not to sell it or spam you!) and we’ll add it to the map. If your balloon wins one of the prizes, we’ll send you some delightful goodies. Send these details over to us at explore at canofwormsenterprises dot co dot uk.
While you’re here, it would be terribly rude not to introduce ourselves. We’re the publishers of Mission: Explore, a series of books that National Geographic called “bold, cool, exciting …and just plain fun!”. The aim of the books to to get children exploring our world and seeing it in a different way. The authors, The Geography Collective, have a brilliant website where you can find exciting missions all over the UK – there’s even an iPhone app! Check it out here.
You can buy any of the books at a special discounted rate using the button below:
We are always appreciative of all who come to the Pullens Yard Winter Open Studio and buy from our wonderful array of titles. Each year Simon Hughes, deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats and Caroline Pidgeon, leader of the Lib Dem London Assembly Group stuff their stockings with our books. This year a fine collection from our recently released Eye Classics series.
The first four Eye Classics are:
Frigid Women by Sue and Victoria Riches
Green Oranges on Lion Mountain by Dr Emily Joy
Jasmine & Arnica by Nicola Naylor
Riding with Ghosts by Gwen Maka
Eye Books author, Alastair Humphreys‘ inspirational book Ten Lessons from the Road is set to come out in Greek from the publishers Dioptra. Dioptra is one of Greece’s leading publishers of inspirational books and we have every reason to believe that Alastair’s book, called Live the Dream in its Greek edition will be a tour de force. Congratulations to Alastair from everyone at Eye Books & Can of Worms.
You can Live the Dream with Alastair’s English edition by buying it here:
10 Lessons from the Road
We tend to strive for what we know we can achieve. What’s the point of that? Alastair learnt a thing or two as he cycled around the world. He learnt that big achievements come from big dreams, that they often start with big talk, and they guarantee some really big scares along the way. He also learnt that you only learn how far you can go by going too far.
The first four titles in Eye Books’ new Eye Classics series have just arrived. Four great stories told by five extraordinary women. Frigid Women by Sue Riches and Victoria Riches, Riding with Ghosts by Gwen Maka, Green Oranges on Lion Mountain by Emily Joy and Jasmine & Arnica by Nicola Naylor. Congratulations to them all.