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Pedal Power

Posted by Kay on November 8th, 2018

We are proud to be supporting Gemma Trim on her Bike4Tigers challenge – Gemma is a most valuable member of our team, supporting many aspects of our social media presence. She will be biking an impressive 110 kms through India’s forests and jets off to India on the 17th.

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Robin L Hutchison Obituary

Posted by Kay on October 22nd, 2018

I think my father would have been a bit surprised to learn that the Times chose to run an obituary about him last week. When the journalist contacted me to check a few facts the one thing I knew he’d have wanted me to say was that in a 46 year career that spanned deep sea and the West Coast he “never lost a life at sea”. So I was really touched when I saw that they ran that as their headline… Popular steamer captain and author nicknamed ‘Hurricane Hutch’ who was proud of the fact he never lost anyone at sea.

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Captain Robin Hutchison (1933 – 2018)

Posted by Kay on October 1st, 2018

At the controls of MV Jupiter 1993 (Keith Goss, courtesy of Ships Monthly)

We are sad to report the death of Kay’s father, Captain Robin Hutchison.

Robin was one of the best known, most experienced and popular Clyde Captains.

He sailed on the river for over 40 years and was Captain of ships as varied as Waverley, Queen Mary II, Maid of Argyll, Jupiter, Caledonian Isles and Hebridean Princess.

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Captain Bobo Makes a Splash!

Posted by Richard on July 1st, 2018

June saw the launch of the latest in the Adventures of Captain Bobo picture book series.

A ferry boat takes a short-cut through some dangerous rocks and Captain Bobo and his crew must come to the rescue.

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UK-India Year of Culture Reception Buckingham Palace

Posted by Kay on February 27th, 2017

Kay attended a glittering reception at Buckingham Palace on Monday night where she met the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Earl of Wessex and Prince Michael of Kent.

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Tigeropolis Adventure Puzzle Game – Now Launched on Apple TV!

Posted by Kay on December 16th, 2016

Yes – budding explorers and conservationists of all ages can now have fun guiding tiger cub Bittu as he learns new skills and works out how best to get the news out that there really are tigers in Tigeropolis!

The Tigeropolis Puzzle Adventure Game is based on the acclaimed children’s series. Now on AppleTV. Search Tigeropolis on the App Store.

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A Bafta sized celebration of the new Tigeropolis Video Game

Posted by Richard on November 29th, 2016

Last Friday industry leaders joined the creative team behind Tigeropolis a Jungle Adventure at an event at BAFTA to celebrate the game’s forthcoming launch on Apple TV.

The game launches mid December.

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Books on the Underground

Posted by Kay on November 1st, 2016

We were really excited to be part of the Books on the Underground initiative during Autumn Mid-Term. We are one of only a few Children’s books to be featured and probably the only one with Tigers!

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Tigeropolis a ‘roaring success’ at Foyles, Bristol

Posted by Richard on October 26th, 2016

We had great fun roaring on the crowd at Foyles Cabot Square Bristol yesterday. A crowd of over 20 keen young explorers and their parents heard Richard highlight some fun facts about tigers. He explained why he decided to write the fun children’s adventure book and why it’s important to help these magnificent creatures thrive in the wild.

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Tigeropolis – The Grand Opening – Waterstones Notting Hill Gate, London

Posted by Kay on October 20th, 2016

The long-awaited second instalment of our acclaimed tiger saga was launched at Waterstones on Tuesday night. A lively group of over 60 gathered to hear the story behind the latest book, to enjoy more of Matt’s delightful illustrations – and also learn more about what’s happening to the tigers in India in real-life.

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