The Champage War – one of Australia’s favourite
reads for the summer of 20/21
Fiona’s newest adventure has already been through several reprints since its release in November 2020. It has been one of the big hits of the 2020 Christmas season and continues to please readers all over Australia with its highly emotional and evocative story set in France during WWI. Many believe this to be her finest work and so it was a real pity that the busy touring schedule had to be cancelled due to Covid19.
The buzz around this book was huge including bookclubs around Australia receiving Champagne goodie boxes that included everything from a bottle of extremely fine French champagne to bunting, a booklet on how to host The Champagne War bookclub evening, and recipes that Fiona designed to go with the story. Sadly a lot of the bigger promotions couldn’t be enjoyed due to the pandemic complications but Fiona was able to sign 1300 copies for Booktopia customers and QBD customers were given a special gift of a Champagne War glass tag with their purchase while Dymocks customers enjoyed similar support.
The small format paperback will be out for Easter 2021 and Fiona did loads of interviews and made a film to welcome readers into her home while she spoke about writing The Champagne War.
You can follows these links:
To view the film: https://www.facebook.com/PenguinBooksAustralia/posts/10160144317274989
Better Reading: https://www.betterreading.com.au/…/podcast-fiona…/
Talking Aussie Books: https://player.whooshkaa.com/episode?id=773070
The Empty Page: https://podcasts.apple.com/…/the-empty…/id1529254123…
The Write Way: https://open.spotify.com/episode/1LuaFwQz6FUW0q5fGYF8Bx