Great news for Susie Kelly fans. She has written an account of her unexpected return to Nairobi for the Kenya launch of her new book Safari Ants, Baggy Pants & Elephants, the sequel to her bestselling memoir about growing up in Kenya, I Wish I Could Say I Was Sorry.
International book tours are a rare event these days, and Susie was surprised and over the moon to be finding herself returning to her beloved Kenya at the invitation of As You Like It Safaris and Text Book Centre, Nairobi - Africa's largest chain of bookshops. But this is Susie Kelly, and, although the trip was a huge success, travelling wasn't without its mishaps, even if she did remember her bras this time.
Click the blue button above to download your free copy of Back to Kenya - and this time I remembered my bras.
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To see a slideshow of Susie's safari trip, click here.
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Audio rights to Susie Kelly's US bestselling memoir I Wish I Could Say I Was Sorry, about her dysfunctional childhood growing up in 1950s London and Kenya, have been bought by Tantor Audio. Susie's memoir joins S. E. Lynes' hit psychological thriller Valentina as a Tantor audio release set for 2018.
Tantor's extensive catalogue includes Man Booker, Pulitzer, and National Book Award winners, as well as countless New York Times bestsellers. Tantor then adds the most popular and talented narrators to the mix, taking care to match the right voice to each book. The end result is award-winning audio. Tantor is the recipient of numerous Audie Awards, AudioFile Earphones Awards, Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Awards, and starred audio reviews.
Read Chapter 1 of I Wish I Could Say I Was Sorry here.