Monday, May 21, 2007

Best seller!

It is very exciting to see Gemma’s book, St Jude’s hitting the best seller lists.

St Jude’s hit Number One in the independent bookshops’ bestseller list on its first week in the list. It was Number two in biographies over all the bookshops (chains, Big Ws etc, as well as independents) and Number 5 over all for non-fiction. It’s a tribute to Gemma’s fantastic hard work flogging it around Australia and a great publicity tour from Pan Macmillan.

I find that St Jude’s is a great book for people who like an old-fashioned ‘good read’. Gemma has a great story to tell and she tells it with simple appreciation for both the rewards and challenges. In this way, it is similar to Albert Facey’s A Fortunate Life.

So, make sure you get a copy, and keep it in mind as a gift for birthdays and anniversaries. It is one of those books that is likely to become an enduring Australian classic. A People’s Classic.

Check out your local bookshop, or buy it online at Collins via the link in the sidebar.

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1 comment:

Megan Bayliss said...

That's fantastic. Congratulations to all the hard workers that have made St Jude's possible - including you Gillian.