By popular demand, the Merlin Publishers’ gift box, Kaxxa Rigal will be available throughout the Christmas season.
The Kaxxa Rigal għaz-Żgħażagħis one of Merlin Publishers’ new book gift boxes. It is boxful of books for young adults from 14 years up. The books tackle social media hacking, anorexia, kidnapping and … mystery geckos.
The box contains the following books: Fittixni by Antoinette Borg; Gramma by Leanne Ellul; Frejp by Clare Azzopardi; (Ri)ġenerazzjoni by Antoinette Borg; Riħ Isfel by Pierre J. Mejlak.
The original price for the box, €41.95, has been slashed down by 30% for the Christmas season at the special offer of €29. The Kaxxa Rigal is hand-packed and delivered to your doorstep.
* Deadline for Christmas ordering is December 20. Any order received after that date will be delivered in the second week of January.
Clare Azzopardi lives in a 400-year old house. She spends a lot of time reading and writing stories for children and adults, unless she’s teaching, that is. She is the Head of Department of Maltese at Junior College. Her books have won several awards and her work has been translated into other languages. clareazzopardi.com
Chpt. 1: Antoinette is four years old and she learns how to read. She becomes a bookworm. Chpt. 2: At school she likes writing poems, laughing at silly jokes and she earns the nickname of ‘Enthusiasm’. She dreams of one day writing a book. Chpt. 3: Antoinette grows up, becomes an accountant and carves a career in consultancy. She also meets Brian, they fall in love and get married. Chpt. 4: She is a mother, reads stories to her children and suddenly recalls her long-time dream. Chpt. 5: She writes a book and calls it Fittixni. Kap. 6: She writes another book and it wins an award, she starts writing her third book.Kap. 7: To be continued.
leanne ellul teaches Maltese to very tall youths. she writes in small letters as capital letters irk her. she does not eat animals, and spends her free time cuddling her dog, researching, reading and writing. once someone described her as the red-haired author. she loves black and white photos and she loves black coffee. she writes thetikka malti textbooks with clare azzopardi. she won the francis ebejer award in 2013; won the konkors rumanzi għaż-żgħażagħ 2014; and in 2015 she took part in the biennale and won the award for best newcomer in writing. she is working on her poetry as well as her second teen novel.
Pierre J. Mejlak is most known for his collection of short stories Dak li l-Lejl Iħallik Tgħid (Having said goodnight) which was awarded the EU Prize for Literature in 2014 and which has since been translated into ten languages. His work has inspired a TV series, a short film and a number of theatre pieces. In his spare time, he loves playing table tennis and believes his top spins hold serious promise.