New Book by Sue Reid Sexton 'Rue End Street' to be published in Braille

Press Release | 20/06/2014

Author Sue Reid Sexton’s new book ‘Rue End Street’ will be simultaneously published in Braille when the book is launched next week.  

Sue Reid SextonThe Scottish Braille Press has been working alongside publisher Waverley Books to produce the new book in Braille to expand the readership to blind people.

‘Rue End Street’ is the sequel to ‘Mavis’s Shoe,’ which was also published in Braille at the same time as the book was launched.

John Donaldson, Manager at the Scottish Braille Press, said:

“We’re delighted to have the opportunity to work with Waverley Books again to publish ‘Rue End Street’ in Braille on the same day as the book is launched in print. We would like to thank Waverley books and the author for their support in giving us this opportunity  to enable  blind readers to access this excellent story at the same time as sighted readers do.”

Ron Grosset from Waverley Books said:

“We are delighted to be involved with the Scottish Braille Press again and very proud to be partnering on this publication. Our work together on Mavis's Shoe - a Waterstones Book of the Year - and now this means a lot to us.”  

‘Rue End Street’ is being launched by Sue Reid Sexton on Wednesday 25 June 2014. The Braille version will be available on the Scottish Braille Press’s website at www.royalblind.org/accessible-media

The story is set in Carbeth, Helensburgh and Greenock and follows the story of Lenny Gillespie as she goes in search of her Italian-internee father.

For more information please contact:

Davina Shiell, Marketing and Fundraising Manager, Royal Blind

Tel: 0131 229 1456 Mobile: 07713 987797 Email: davina.shiell@royalblind.org

Notes to editors:

  • The launch of the book will take place on Wednesday 25 June 2014 from 7pm-8pm at Clydebank Library, Dumbarton Road, Clydebank, G81 1XH. Downstairs in the Heritage Centre.
  • The Scottish Braille Press transcribes documents into Braille, Large Print and Audio for a range of clients, including businesses, the public sector, charities and individuals. http://www.royalblind.org/accessible-media
  • The Scottish Braille Press is part of Royal Blind, a registered charity that runs services for blind and partially sighted people. Our vision at Royal Blind is to make a significant contribution to building a community in which blind and partially sighted people, including those who also have other disabilities, are fully included and lead fulfilling lives. www.royalblind.org