The store is supporting a children’s story, The Holiday – A Chough’s Tale by local author Jani Tully Chaplin.

The new book set in Cornwall’s tin mining era has been written and illustrated by Jani Tully Chaplin, a talented illustrator and story teller, renowned for her for her books The Manor House Stories.

Reading and eyesight

Store director Jo McLean joined Jani and other sponsors at Geevor tin mine in St Just on Tuesday 10 May.

She comments on their sponsorship ‘My family are fans of the Manor House children’s books so when Jani approached us to sponsor her new tale, I couldn’t resist.

‘Needless to say the link between reading and eye sight is integral and another great reason for Specsavers in Bodmin to support Jani’s latest story book. If we can encourage more children to read or help a child who is struggling to read by having a free eye examination then we are all doing our jobs.’

Valuable support

Author and illustrator, Jani Tully Chaplin said: ‘It is thanks to the support of businesses like Specsavers in Bodmin that I have been able to publish this new title. As Jo has said I hope that my new book will encourage more children to read and even learn all about the rich history of the tin mining era in Cornwall.’

Familiar Tale

The Holiday – A Chough’s Tale features familiar characters from the previous three titles in The Manor House series as it follows the adventures of Chesterfield Penguin the Butler and Rory Redshank the Footman as they take Miranda Mistlethrush, the Willow Tit Twins Arthur and Sebastian and the Manor House Mice, on holiday to Cornwall in their gypsy caravan.

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