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

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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