‘The Dark Quest of Countess X – A Call to the World’s Youth‘ was launched on 7 April at the Children’s Bookshop, Kilbirnie. It was a privilege to hear from Kristen Haines of Child Alert (ECPAT) NZ about the work this international group does in helping keep children free from abuse. Their support for the book is much appreciated, as is the ongoing generosity of Ruth McIntyre of the Children’s Bookshop and good friends who attended.
Friends of the Kapiti Library facilitated a launch further north on 9 April. Thanks to Grace McGregor for a stirring introduction and to those who shared in lively discussion around issues covered in the book.