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Event: Eoin Colfer flies vintage Tiger Moth and officially launches his new book for children Airman (published by Puffin Books 4th January 08), speaking to two hundred local school children about Airman followed by a book signing.
Venue: Duxford Imperial War Museum, Cambridge, CB22 4QR
Date: Tuesday 8th January 2008
Eoin Colfer is one of the UK's best-selling children's authors. Best known for his phenomenally successful Artemis Fowl series, dubbed 'Die Hard with Fairies', his UK sales top 2.7 million copies and over 9 million copies worldwide. He is ranked alongside Philip Pullman, Jacqueline Wilson and Anthony Horowitz as one of the UK's most popular and best-selling authors. Eoin's books are published in 41 countries, including the US where they regularly top the New York Times bestseller charts and his explosive blend of action, comedy and fast-paced adventure has won the former primary school teacher millions of adoring fans the world over.
Airman is Eoin's most recent novel and is a story of high adventure, romance and betrayal set in the 1880s at the time of the invention of flight. When Airman's hero, Conor Broekhart, suffers the darkest of betrayals and finds himself incarcerated on the island of Great Saltee, he must win the race for flight to save his family and right a terrible wrong. A swashbuckling Count of Monte Cristo style adventure, Airman is a complete departure for Eoin who has previously written hi-tech, futuristic adventures best described as Hans Christian Anderson meets Miami Vice.
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