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First Belle Books & Stories Podcast

Posted by Richard on April 24th, 2020

Kay hosted the first episode in our Belle Books & Stories Podcast series. She focused on Hurricane Hutch’s Top 10 Ships of the Clyde, the popular social history book about life on the Clyde that first introduced us to publishing.

Kay was joined by Michael McLaughlin, Head of Tourism for The Friends of TS Queen Mary to talk about the book and their work restoring this iconic vessel.

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My Life in Thirty Seven Therapies now available as an Audiobook

Posted by Richard on April 15th, 2020

Part memoir, part guide, this is Kay’s journey of self-discovery as she faces up to her darkest moments.

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Tigeropolis Adventure Game Now Free on iPhone

Posted by Richard on March 15th, 2020

Yes, great news! We are pleased to announce that Tigeropolis a Jungle Adventure is now free on iPhone and iPad. Just download the app from the AppStore.

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A Decade To Remember

Posted by Richard on December 31st, 2019

It’s been quite a decade for us at Belle Media. We’ve moved from consultancy on high profile projects such as the Olympic Legacy and the World Cup, through innovative solutions to well-being and now are focussed much more on the development of our own multi-platform IP. Highlights, in no particular order include:

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‘37 Therapies’ garners wide-spread media attention

Posted by Richard on November 1st, 2019

Kay’s long anticipated book “My Life in 37 Therapies” – part memoir, part self-help and well-being guide –was published by specialist publisher RedDoor on 4th July 2019 to great acclaim.

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Tigeropolis – School Book Tour marks publication of “Caught in the Trap”

Posted by Richard on April 15th, 2019

World Book Day 2019 (Thursday 7th March) was a perfect opportunity to mark the publication of the latest in the Tigeropolis series – “Caught in the Trap”.

In the run up to the big day I visited fourteen schools in just over six weeks, covering schools in and around London, in Kent and in Central Scotland. It was great to find so many children so keen to learn more about tigers and conservation.

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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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