Please have a look at the home page!
Hi Alison, I think your website is absolutely excellent and have enjoyed reading not only about your books, but also your life and achievements, and what a lot of achievements there are. Congratulations, I look forward to your next book, perhaps your masterpiece?
Hi Viv, Lovely to hear from you. Thank you for your comments, they’re much appreciated!
Love the synopsis of ‘Days Like This’ – any chance it will be published in the States?
Hi Linds, I’m so glad you liked the synopsis of “Days Like This”. It will be published in Australia in September 2011 and Penguin Australia will be offering the rights in the States as well as elsewhere. I hope it will be taken up and I’ll definitely keep you posted! All the best, Alison
I was adding a Dutch translation of your book The year the star fell on goodreads and I happened to see your page with published books. I would like to tell you that the Dutch name of The year the star fell is incorrect.
It should be ‘Valse vriendschap’ instead of ‘Valse vriendskaap’. I thought you might wanted to know that.
Hi Floratina. Oops! Thank you for letting me know the error – Valse Vriedskaap probably means something completely different in Dutch, like False Friend sheep. What an idiot I am. Anyway, it’s now fixed. Thanks also for adding The Year The Star Fell to good reads – I’m glad you liked it. Best wishes to you!
Well, I think it can be really hard to don’t make any silly mistakes when writing in a language you don’t understand. I’m pleased to tell you that vriedskaap in Dutch doesn’t mean anything, but it just looked weird. The word sounds more like Afrikaans than Dutch, but those languages are linked. I’m glad I could help you!
I love my book review of The year the star fell.
I want information about you but I can not find.
Would you send me information en pictures?
I am ten almost eleven years.
Lovely to hear from you. I am happy to send information.
Do you maybe have some questions for me? And what type of pictures would you like?
Have you read “The Year The Star Fell” in Dutch or in English?
Please let me know how I can help you.
Very best wishes from Alison
I like that you’ve mailed me back.
I would like some pictures of you and you want to book.
a few of the foro illustatice was the year of the star fell.
maybe you can give me a twenty-five signatures?
I can distribute them in class.
I’ve read in Dutch, because I myself am down lads.
thanks for the information alison!!!
may ik have your autograph from you?
I vind so wonderful!
thank you very much.
how old are you anyway?
I am in shock that it has taken me 20 years! to be given a copy of Bitterbloom by a friend – I do believe we were at Rhodes together – I was in Olive Schreiner from 1971,’72 and then went to digs in New St.
Anyway, I love your book for all the de ja vous – people and places – will look for your others. Meantime, my “Olive trees around my table – Growing up Lebanese in the old South Africa” was pub by East Street, Adelaide in 2007; “Mezze to Milk tart – From the Middle East to Africa in my vegatarian kitchen” is due out any day with a launch in Sydney; my novel is complete and yet to go to press. It would be lovely to meet at some point to say hello – I’ll look for you on Facebook where you may find me.
More good words and strong lines to you. All the best
So lovely to hear from you! In fact, I have your book on my bedside table ready to read. My sister (who is still in Cape Town) gave it to me recently and it looks wonderful. I had seen it on the Rhodes alumni website. So I look forward to reading it, esp as I am almost finished a “chilhood memoir” of my own about grwoing up in CT. I was in Olive Schreiner from ’72 to 74 inclusive, so we must have overlapped, mustn’t we? Messe to Milk tast sounds excellent too – I’m a bit of a fan of both, I have to say.
Anyway, I assume you are in Adelaide? If you are ever visiting Sydney, do be in touch. I’ve been away this weekend and have just returned but will look you up on Fb tomorrow and send a message. Thank you for your kind words. Will be in touch!
I wish you good luck with writing books.
I have a lot of books you read.
continue writing in the future
Greetings from your biggest fan mila
It’s lovely to hear from you and thank you for your good wishes. I wonder if you have read my newest book, Days Like This? It has just been published by Penguin, but only in Australia.
Anyway, wishing you all the best.
A couple of the classes at my school have been lucky enough to read your most recent book Day’s Like This. I along with my class and teacher read the book and thought it was excellent. I love the book and will definitely have to check out some of your other books. Thank you for writing such a great book.
Thank you so much for writing to me to say that you enjoyed Days Like This. It’s really terrific to hear from people who have read books you have written and taken the trouble to write.
It takes ages to write a book and go through the entire editing process, so your comment is much appreciated. It’s my first dystopian book. The others have been realistic stories, but I really enjoyed writing it because I love to lose myself in dystopian scenarios
Take care and happy reading!
Hi, I’ m Margherita, I’m Italian and I’m 11. I have read your novel the wishing moon, and i liked it very much. I have also written a comment for my teacher of Italian. What other novel of yours could you suggest me to read? Thanks, Love Margherita.
My apologies for not replying straight away – my computer has been at the IT shop being fixed – a virus! But I got it back this morning so here I am!
I am delighted that you liked The Wishing Moon. I have just had another book for young adults published, called Days Like This, which you may like. It is published by Penguin Australia and they are in the process of trying to sell the rights in Europe and the US, so you will not be able to buy it yet.
It may be available soon on Kindle if you have an e-reader, or you could order it from a site such as this and they can send it to you: http://www.booktopia.com.au/days-like-this/prod9780143206545.html
At present, my other books for young adults are out of print, but I am in the process of transferring them to Kindle, so people will eventually be able to download them as ebooks for a small amount.
If you would like to look at my Goodreads site (you may already have done this), you will be able to get an idea of what the books are about and what might appeal to you. Here is the link: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/604016.Alison_Stewart
You might enjoy The Year The Star Fell, The Memory Shell or maybe Sweetwater Night.
It is lovely to hear from you, Margherita and please do keep in touch,
PS I am impressed with your English. If only I could speak Italian as well (or at all!)
Can you reply me, please? Margherita
Thank you very much for your reply. It was very kind of you. I will certainly follow your suggestion . I’d like to write my opinion when I finish to read them. Kisses Margherita.
Can you reply me please?
Lovely to hear back from you, Margherita. Let me know when your opinion when you finish them Take care, Alison
Sure. Love Margherita
Dear Alison,I’m sorry but I can’t find any Italian translation of your books and I’m not very good at reading english yet.
Love from Margherita.
P.S. My mum and my teacher help me to study english.Today I got A in an english test.😃😊✨
Dear Margherita, Never mind! It’s only The Wishing Moon that is translated and you have read that already. Maybe an Italian publisher will buy the rights to my latest book. I can only hope! In the meantime, BIG congratulations on doing so well in English. Keep it up Margherita! All best wishes, Alison
Thank you very much!!!! If I learn English well I hope to read one of your books and to come to Australia to meet you!!
Love Margherita💜💙💛💗💚 👍😃
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