Trade launches Grenfell Tower auction

News - Books Monday, 19 June 2017

Signed copies, a writer's retreat, editorial consultancy among offers in aid of relief fund

A group of authors, editors and agents is running an online auction in aid of the British Red Cross London Fire Relief Fund launched following the Grenfell Tower fire.

Items in the auction include a Skype visit from Angie Thomas, author of the bestselling The Hate U Give; four signed novels from Mhairi McFarlane, author of Here's Looking at You; the original manuscript of The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave; a writer's retreat weekend in Pajaro Dunes, California; the opportunity to name a character in a novel by Katherine Rundell (right); and editorial feedback from Penguin Random House Children's fiction publisher Ben Horslen.

Bidding opens at 1pm today (19 June) and closes at 8pm BST on Tuesday 27 June.

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