In celebration of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in 2012, Orchard acquire...

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Orchard Books has announced the acquisition of Me, the Queen and Christopher, a charming, laugh-cry, poignant children's books for 5+, from the bestselling author Giles Andreae, illustrated by the popular Tony Ross.

Giles Andreae never thought he would find himself writing a story inspired by a dream, but he did. He dreamt that he was recuperating from a broken leg in the spare bedroom in the Queen's Palace, and this led to Me, the Queen and
Christopher
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The deal for world rights was brokered with Jodie Marsh, United Agents(for Giles Andreae) and directly with Tony Ross.

Giles Andreae says:
"I'm immensely proud to have written this book. I feel it's extremely important that it is getting published because it shines a light on a very delicate subject with real warmth, heart, joy and above all humour."

Giles is an award-winning and bestselling author, and creator of Purple Ronnie and Edward Monkton. He is the author of Giraffes Can't Dance, a Richard and Judy pick, with1.5 million copies sold across the range, and many other popular picture books.

Megan Larkin, Publishing Director, Orchard Books, adds: "I can never resist a book that makes you laugh and makes you cry, and it's a dream come true when it's written by one of our best-loved authors. This book is quite different to what Giles is known for, and we're hugely excited to be publishing this very special story that comes from the heart - and is tremendous fun."

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