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Relaunch of The Seal Children

18 March 2016

The Seal Children inhabits a place of magic between the land and the sea. We want to take people out, away from the land and into the selkie’s element.

Our plan is to take a boat trip, out to Ramsey Island where seals can be seen all year round. Then to swing around St David's Head to The Gesail, where the old villagers from Maes Y Mynydd once kept their fishing boats.

The boat trip will be run by Ffion Rees who has driven boats through these waters for so long - there is no one better to take to the water with. She has started her own boat company. So, the book launch will also be a boat launch for Falcon Boats.

This event will also celebrate the launch of Otter-Barry Books - a new and beautiful voice in the children’s book industry. The Seal Children will be one of the first titles to be published by them.

Later the same day there will be an opportunity to spend time with Jackie talking, dreaming and listening about selkies.

At Solva Woollen Mill we have created this unique opportunity for you to come and enjoy a talk and slideshow about the story of the book, about Maes y Mynydd, where the book is set and a reading of The Seal Children.  

Here's how you can join us to celebrate three very special events - a book launch, a boat launch and a publishing company launch. However places are very limited. We plan to run 2 boat trips each with 11 spaces on board.

Please book before 8th April and pay in full to secure your place.

All Day Event:

A morning boat trip aboard Falcon Boats and an afternoon of talk with Jackie Morris, followed by a light supper and a signed copy of The Seal Children: £50.00 pounds


Afternoon Event:

Talking about and watching a film about Maes y Mynydd where The Seal children is based, chatting to Jackie about her new projects, a delicious supper of cawl and a signed copy of The Seal Children book: £25.00 pounds


Boat Trip Only:

A trip out onto the sea away from the land and into the selkie’s element. Join Jackie Morris aboard the launch boat of Falcon Boats with skipper and owner Ffion Rees: £25.00 pounds (book not included).

To book tickets contact


If sadly you can’t come remember you can still order copies of the book, signed, and all of Jackie's other books from Solva Woollen Mill.