Simone Douglas, The Lizzie and Belle Mysteries ! Jul 18 2022

Our lovely artist, Simone Douglas, won the opportunity of every artists dream. She got to see her book from 'The Lizzie and Belle Mysteries' series with Farshore books being printed at the factory! 

Farshore books were so pleased with her illustrations for the new title they invited her to a full day at the factory with the author and editor. At the end of the day she was able to come away with her very own copy- hot off the press! 

You can see the printing process on her Instagram here !!

"Last week I joined the author and one of the editors at @farshorebooks for a trip to the printers for 'Lizzie and Belle Mysteries'! It was amazing having the opportunity to illustrate this book, but it was even more rewarding to see the printing process and hold a physical copy for the first time!! "

The book has been described as a 'Thrillingly redolent of eighteenth-century London, the first book in a gripping new mystery series inspired by real Black British figures revolves around sinister onstage goings-on at the Drury Lane theatre.'

With reviews like 'This vivid theatreland mystery - whose atmospheric setting recalls Phillip Pullman's The Ruby and the Smoke series - is deeply rooted in the abolitionist milieu and resonates sonorously today.' The Observer, Chapter Books of the Month, 29th May 2022

Book one in 'The Lizzie and Belle Mysteries' is now available to buy. Get your copy here!

Want to see more of Simone's work, head to her portfolio here.

Get in contact with her agent to book Simone!