A young Hare is found in the Arctic suffering from the effects of climate change. He is saved from the jaws of a wolf by a writer on an expedition to the North Pole. She adopts him and he becomes sole heir to her fortune. This modern day fable is for children and adults alike who can still find that innocent place where our imagination dares us to believe. ‘Deftly written and elegantly illustrated, this is a real treat for grown-ups. A children’s book of their own.’ MICHAEL PALIN
Susannah did an Arts Foundation course at Kingsway College London before playing one of the leads in an award winning American film by Gregory Nava. She subsequently went on to train at The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. She has worked extensively in theatre, film and television in a wide variety of roles, playing opposite such actors as Mikhail Baryshnikov, Stephen Fry, Timothy Spall and Terry Jones. She has written a play, poetry anthology and several screenplays, plus she has just finished her first novel. She has also produced three short films and had her photographs exhibited at Musée de l'Élysée in Lausanne, Switzerland. Susannah wrote and illustrated this story of Hamilton Hare during Covid lockdown. It was inspired by something that happened to her Italian godmother who died suddenly, leading to a disputed inheritance. She first took Susannah to Venice when she was a teenager on the Marco Polo Express: to the lagoon city and The Fenice Opera House she loved so much. Susannah thought it fitting to share a memory of her godmother by publishing the book in La Serenissima. Susannah balances her time between Venice and London where she lives with her partner and sheepdog Kit.