I had a nice surprise to see the First Minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford, being presented with Beyond the Forest – as an Eid gift I expect!

A book tour to Wales was the last ‘outing’ I went on just before lockdown started earlier this year, and there were a lot of discussions about the book being used in the context of schools and education, for celebrating both heritage and diversity.
When things are safer and open again, I look forward to returning to Wales for more school visits and events. Until then, I feel spurred on to finish the next book in the series!
Many thanks to he Muslim Council of Wales for giving Beyond the Forest to the First Minister at South Wales Islamic Centre in Butetown – I hope he enjoys it!