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Author Talk with Hester Velmans

Hester Velmans is an award-winning translator of contemporary Dutch and French literature, and the author of the  popular children's books Isabel of the Whales and Jessaloup's Song. She will be with us to discuss her new adult novel SLIPPER

SLIPPER is the story of a poor orphaned stepchild, a would-be princess, whose search for one true love or another takes her all over seventeenth-century England, France and the Low Countries.  Born under mysterious circumstances, she grows up to be a dreamer, a cinder sweep, a runaway, a camp follower, a kisser of frogs, a beggar, a mother and an artist.  Along the way she learns what to do about men.

It is hardly an exaggeration to say that hers is a fairy tale come true.