Wednesday, July 09, 2008
THE BEHAVIOUR OF MOTHS
Following yesterday's story from The New York Times about Poppy Adam's book,The Sister, New Zealand authors Nicky Pellegrino and Rachael King have both contacted me to say that this title is published in the UK as The Behaviour of Moths.
My thanks to them both. Nicky Pellegrino is going to interview Poppy Adams by telephone so I guess we can look forward to a story in the Herald on Sunday where Pellegrino is the books editor.
I always find it somewhat odd when publishers change the titles of books already published under another name. UK and US publishers do it to each other's titles often. I recall some years ago when Scholastic NZ published William Taylor's Possum Perkins which their US parent company then published as Paradise Lane. But name changes happen frequently across the Atlantic.