Book to be launched... on rollercoaster

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A new children’s book is set to be launched – on a Blackpool rollercoaster.

Gianna Hartwright, author of The Befana Drama, will be launching her latest fantasy book for children, called The Befana Drama 2: Cappriccia’s Conundrum, aboard the Big Dipper rollercaster at Blackpool Pleasure Beach on May 28.

Gianna, and lots of children, will take to Blackpool Pleasure Beach’s ‘Big Dipper’, which actually provided the inspiration for fictional theme park Befland’s ‘Big Slipper’ ride.

Other fictional rides inspired by those at the Pleasure Beach past and present are the ‘Coaler Coaster’, the ‘Mint Ball Octopus’, the ‘Acorn Teacups’ and the ‘Bonbon Bumper Cars’.

Gianna will be at the Pleasure Beach for most of the day, signing and selling books at a special launch day price, while also giving children chances to enter competitions.

There will also be giveaways and Gianna will talk to children who wish to know more about how she wrote the books.

Gianna said: “It’s great to be able to launch Befana Drama 2 at Blackpool Pleasure Beach, which acted as an inspiration for me when I was devising Befland.”