Beatrice and the London Bus Book signing

 Cecco Angiolieri Book school event! 
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A note to the children who have attended.

Many thanks for coming along to meet me in the most wonderful venue,
The London Transport Museum!
It was such an honour to share with you stories about what inspired
the writing of Beatrice and the London Bus books and the creation of my characters.

I hope you have already started reading volume one and mostly that you are enjoying
Beatrice’ s story about her dreams, especially the dream she has to become a bus driver of a talking bus
and drive around her city to discover many wonderful things.

I hope, it’ll help you remember that not matter how weird, uncool and strange your dreams
and your imagination might appear to others ,
you should trust them and cherish them.
just like Beatrice does.
She does in fact becomes a Bus driver and really embarks on some wonderful adventures about
her wonderful town, LONDON, and with a trusted friend –
a special talking London Bus only special people can hear-
people with a great imagination.

As long as your dreams
matter to you,
and to the people who love you,
it is what matters the most.


Francesca Lombardo


and the LTM staff,
for enabling me to
meet you all,
by hosting this event on Saturday.

Merlin London AttractionS 1 in 4!


This is what the COCA COLA LONDON EYE

had to say about Beatrice and the London Bus. 



As we just wrapped up our first Beatrice and the London Bus drawing competition, with four wonderful prizes won by 3 London Schools – Crampton School is the lucky school that got to go on the London Eye Flight and you can see  amazing pictures on the day on their website –  we strongly encourage you, of course, to take a flight on the wonderful London Eye, who is not just a character in the  Beatrice and the London Bus Bus also, of course, a fantastic tourist attraction of London, owned by one of the biggest entertainment companies in the UK. Merlin Group!
Among the things the group has to offer are some of the most loved and admire attractions of London and what you can get with their London PASS:



 Madame Tussauds – meet the Queen, One Direction, Beyonce and your favourite Star Wars characters at London’s world-famous waxwork museum
The Coca-Cola London Eye – see the spectacular sights of London from above from Europe’s tallest observation wheel
  1. SEA LIFE London Aquarium – visit one of Europe’s largest aquariums and get up-close and personal with penguins, sharks and stingrays
    Shrek’s Adventure! London  – go on a fairy-tale adventure to Far Far Away at this fun-filled attraction based on the world-famous Shrek movie
    To complete your perfect London experience
  2. Get a copy of Beatrice and the London Bus on Amazon!