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Subscriber Olive O/Brien is a freelance joumalist and
childrerls writer who has recently
published her first childrerls book,

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worked at Mid-Day newspaper in

Bangalore in India. This year I am back in my hometown of Cork and have set up my own publishing company, Silver Angel Publishing, and published my {irst book.' Peny the Playful Polnr Bear is illustrated by

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Nina Finn-Kelcey and is the story of Perrv a lonely polar bear cub. All Perry wants is someone to play with. One day, he meets a
baby seal called Sally, who is lost. The two set off on an adventure to find Sally's family and along the way, Perry discovers the true value of friendship and family. Oiive added: 'Having received positive feedback from other authors, I was convinced that I could make it work. I had full creative control over my book and I could choose my own illustratol, designer and printer. I have already started on my second book, which will be aimed at children of a similar reading age.' Perry the Playful Polar Bear is a full-colour

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returned to university to study journalism.

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