Ellie in French

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Since my Mum was diagnosed with dementia I have become friends with many lovely people who are related to this condition in some way. One of these friends is Sébastien Fages. Sébastien is a Carer in France who, through an Agency, works in various Care Homes for the elderly. His grandmother had Alzheimer’s, and like me, he wants to help others who have this condition, and also educate people about it. I had the privilege of interviewing him for one of my newsletters which you can read by clicking here. At the beginning of 2016, Sébastien approached me and offered to translate my book for a French edition.

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French Edition of The Forgetful Elephant

As you can imagine, I was really excited and accepted his kind offer. He completed the translation in February this year, and I’m delighted to say that it’s now available to buy on my website. It is absolutely thrilling to see the book printed in another language, with the prospect of little Ellie helping to educate children about dementia in other countries.

As a ‘thank you’, I have sent Sébastien 20 copies of the French edition. He can’t wait to receive them and begin his own campaign to raise children’s awareness of dementia in his local community, and fingers crossed, even further afield in France, and in other French-speaking countries. He has been writing about it on his Facebook page, where a lot of interest has already been shown.

I wish Sébastien all the very best, and I’m looking forward to supporting him in his campaign. I have already given him some suggestions as to how to promote the book in France, and will continue to give him as much help and advice as I can.

I have also had the offer to translate my book into Italian and Norwegian, which is fantastic, and I’m open to offers to translate my books into as many languages as possible. If you’re interested in translating my books into other languages, or have any suggestions, please contact me.

Bonne chance!

  1. Molly

    Hi, Irene!

    This is amazing!! It is so important that our younger generations understand Dementia, you are surely creating a more empathetic future for us all. Thank you for a beautiful book. I look forward to sharing with all the kiddos in my life.

    Have a great day,

    Molly

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