Life of Pi
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The Lost Book is a collaborative adventure in storytelling. It's taking place online and anyone can join in. At its heart is an animated web series: the adventures of investigative journalist, and BookCrosser, Aileen Adler, who is trying to solve the crime of a missing book. Episode 4, the third of five episodes to be written by the public, was launched last month. It saw Scotswoman Aileen going undercover in New Zealand to listen in on the plans of evil genius Beryl Potts - watch the story so far. Right now we're animating episode 5 (which will be launched on Friday 19 June 2009) and working on the plot for episode 6 with help from all the visitors to the website.
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The Lost Book is a partner project to the Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust's 2009 reading campaign, The Lost World Read 2009, which is using free books, online resources and events to get people reading The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle. The Lost World Read is the largest collaborative reading project ever seen in the UK. We're extending the reading campaign, thanks to the generosity of project sponsors Canongate, by giving away other free books throughout The Lost Book.
Life of Pi is that rare thing - a bestselling modern classic. It's a story about a boy, a boat, and a 450-pound Royal Bengal tiger. This is a brand new special edition (publication date 02 Jul 2009) for the worldwide Life Of Pi readalong that will be taking place in August 2009. To join in, sign up at www.lifeofpi.co.uk - and you'll receive regular tips and added extras to help you make the most of Life of Pi.
So join in, wherever you are, and have fun!
Released 11 yrs ago (7/5/2009 UTC) at
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
To be left somewhere in Edinburgh on today's release walk.
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CAUGHT IN EDINBURGH SCOTLAND