Troubador Charlie's World of Glittering Powers

Released: 28/11/2015

eISBN: 9781784626327

Format: eBook

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Charlie’s World of Glittering Powers is split between the forests and vineyards of Provence and a bustling Cornish fishing village. The tale follows Charlie, a rare breed allergy-prone cigale (aka a Snuffle-Buzzer). Charlie is talkative, inquisitive, and daydreams of adventure-filled travel. Sevi, a nature-loving Cornish girl yearns to unravel the mystery that is hidden within the pages of an old winegrower’s violet book. While on holiday with her parents in Provence, she soon finds that the forest and its inhabitants aren’t as quiet as she initially thought… Before long, one single golden sparkle sets in motion a mystical turn of events, which lead Charlie and Sevi to embark upon a thrilling adventure. The perfect book for children aged 8 and over, Charlie’s World of Glittering Powers evokes the innocence and wonder of childhood.



The Book Fairies will be mixing fairy dust with Charlie's glittering powers as they pop copies of my book on the London Underground on Thursday 16th February 2017. Books on the Underground - Campaign Charlie. Happy hunting!

Many thanks to Cordelia and Sarah - BOTUG

2016 has seen Charlie buzzing around the world, so I'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for supporting my debut writing project. It's been an incredible year.

Thanks to Perfectly Provence for featuring Charlie, my very own fantastic bug, on their website.

If you visit The London Book Fair in 2016 you will see Charlie's World of Glittering Powers on the Troubador stand 2C70. I will also be attending the fair on this day.


School Visit: White Hall Academy 16th March 2016. I will be talking to the pupils and reading from Charlie's World of Glittering Powers.

I am delighted to say that I have a live interview with Tiffany Truscott on BBC Radio Cornwall - Wednesday 13th January 2016 at 3.30pm GMT. We will be talking about Charlie's World of Glittering Powers. Please tune in. (The BBC provide a listen again option - available for 29 days.)

Charlie's World of Glittering Powers is being showcased in the Winter Collection 2015/16 for the People's Book Prize. It can be voted for between 1st December 2015 - 29th February 2016. This book prize is voted for by the public and not a panel of judges. Please pass on the word, and if you feel happy to do so kindly place your vote. The link is below. Thank you!

Many thanks for the great reviews and features!

I am pleased to say that my pre-record interview with Hannah Murray of Talk Radio Europe took place on 1st December 2015. The interview will be aired soon. Update: Broadcast = 21st January 2016.

Thanks to Writers and Artists for posting my new blog on their website - 'How I Met Matador Books'. I hope you enjoy reading it.

Thanks to Jojo Debrazza, author of The Charm, for wishing Charlie a Happy Release Day and hosting a post about Charlie's magical world on her site:

Charlie tells me that the Mistral wind has blown glittering powers your way. A big thank you goes to Matador, booksellers, librarians and of course to my readers! Enjoy! For those who prefer to read in an electronic format, Charlie's World of Glittering Powers is now available as an ebook.

I am extremely pleased to present my mystical adventure book for children. Charlie's World of Glittering Powers is set in Cornwall and France. The beautifully illustrated full cover by Leo Hartas (illustrator of the Tweenies books for BBC Worldwide, Haunted Castle and The Apartment Book, to name but a few) introduces my two main characters, Charlie and Sevi.

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Tracy Rawles

After thirty years in challenging and rewarding careers in administration, education and pathology, Tracy now expresses her passion for wildlife and the countryside through her writing and photography.

Now living in Provence and having adored Cornwall since her first visit to relatives as a young child, Tracy decided to incorporate both locations in Charlie’s World of Glittering Powers, thereby forming the perfect backdrop for this mystical children’s tale.


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