The Curse of Mousebeard

Yesterday I took a train to Crystal Palace (the fresh air suburb) to visit a brilliant independent bookshop called The Bookseller Crow on the Hill. It was heaving, partly because Mousehunter author Alex Milway was in there signing copies of his new book, The Curse of Mousebeard, but also because it’s clearly just a great place for kids in the local community to go.

Alex (occasionally sporting a mousebeard of his own) signed seemingly dozens of copies, as well as giving masterclasses in the art of drawing mice. Sadly, despite his expert tuition, I don’t think I’ll ever be in a position to illustrate the Johnny Mackintosh stories. A children’s author’s got to know his limitations…

Alex (Mousebeard) Milway

Alex (Mousebeard) Milway

The brain, apparently the fourth greatest mouse of all time, was also on hand in the shop window to lure people in. If you’d like a signed copy of The Curse of Mousebeard or its prequel, The Mousehunter, and you’re not near Crystal Palace, you can probably buy them from The Bookseller Crow’s online store.

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~ by keithmansfield on July 13, 2008.

One Response to “The Curse of Mousebeard”

  1. Keith, good to have met you and thanks for your kind words. Come by again soon! But perhaps not if Derby are top of the championship…

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