HELLO – welcome to the very latest news from ALBERT the tortoise and our friends Hugg ‘n’ Bugg.

Much is occurring.. Let’s dive in.

We have been making headlines. We like to make headlines.

First off, one of our events made it into the Primary Times in Devon.

All about our event on Friday September 1st at The Ivybridge Bookshop, Ivybridge, Devon. We’re looking to make more Newspapers about this visit.

Also we made it into the Truro Voice newspaper – about our upcoming storytime event at Waterstone’s Truro on Wednesday August 30.


More coverage to come on this event – in Truro Voice and on BBC Radio Cornwall. Watch this space…

Next we received a smashing 5* Review from Book Blogger bookread2day. We are most grateful. Describing ALBERT AND THE POND as a “lovely” book.

We received another ace Review from another book blogger.. The Strawberry Post. This time a 5 Strawberry review calling ALBERT AND THE POND “wonderful” and “brilliant”. Thank you!

Next, Promotion of our upcoming visit to Southwold Books bookshop in Southwold, Suffolk has stepped up. There will even be a special video going out soon …  We look forwaard to being at the shop from 3pm on SATURDAY AUGUST 19.

Next our National Trust event at Dyffryn Gardens, Wales is OFFICIAL. Two storytime and book signing events from 11am and at 12:30 on Saturday September 2. More news here and on our social sites – and also on the Dyffryn Gardens website.

Next – we had a grand time staging two stroytime events with our ALBERT and Hugg ‘n’ Bugg books at Little Mischief Stay and Play in South Chingford. BIG thanks to all the Little Mischiefs.


We’ve been busy on the Radio too… It was great to chat to Sarah Gorrell at BBC Radio Surrey & Sussex. Thanks to all involved.

We also caught up with Pat Marsh at BBC Radio Kent .. Albert’s spiritual home as he was found in Gravesend in the county… and we talked about all the new books and also about coming to Kent for THREE bookshop vents at Waterstone’s Bluewater, Waterstone’s Maidstone and waterston’s Orpington on August 22, 23, 24 – all from 11:30am.


We have more Radio appearances lined up .. including this coming Tuesday around 3:40pm we’re joining Jumoke Fashola on BBC Radio London. We’re tortally excited….

More radio, bokshops and other events coming.. All news here and on our social sites.. Come find us and follow on tiktok, twitter, insta and facebook.

More news soon .. Including new poses with Albert and exciting NEW product.

Til next time…