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Thu, 06 Jun


The Small City Bookshop

Nicola Colton - Bertha and Blink!

Join Nicola to celebrate the launch of her new illustrated children's fiction series; Bertha & Blink!

Nicola Colton - Bertha and Blink!
Nicola Colton - Bertha and Blink!

Time & Location

06 Jun 2024, 19:00 – 20:30

The Small City Bookshop, 201 Church Rd, Redfield, Bristol BS5 9HL, UK

About the event

Nicola is an Irish children’s book illustrator and author based in Bristol.   She grew up in rural Ireland, a childhood steeped in superstitions and stories, where fairies were as real as the cows in the field next door.

Jasper & Scruff, her first fiction series as author and illustrator, was one of The Guardian books of the month. … “Adorable illustrations, snappy dialogue and outrageous puns make it the cat’s pyjamas for bedtime reading.”

Nicola's first picture book, won the Irish Literacy Association award. She also illustrated the Fizzy series by acclaimed writer and Irish Children's Laureate, Sarah Crossan. She lives in Bristol with her partner and their black and white cat Odysseus. Nicola's latest book series is Bertha & Blink.

About Bertha and Blink:

Join Bertha and Blink on an adventure full of friendship, with a sprinkling of science and a nod to nature. The perfect new series for fun-loving readers!

When a rumble in the jungle disturbs super-star inventor Bertha’s work, she has to leave her peaceful home and investigate. To help her, she creates Blink – an excitable robo-bird sidekick who can’t wait to explore! How will the unlikely pair cope in the wilderness? And will they be able to discover the secret behind the strange noises?


  • Entry only

    This ticket includes entry and a free drink.

    +£0.08 service fee
  • Entry + Book

    This ticket includes entry, a copy of Bertha and Blink: Rumble in the Jungle and a free drink.

    +£0.17 service fee



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