Tangerine Designs Ltd - 2000-2015
If you've ever been to Bologna, you may be able to empathize with my yearning to return.
The gastronomy is incredible; the city a work of art; the surrounding countryside breathtakingly beautiful.
This, combined with the arrival of children's book industry professionals from all over the world, is my work.
It's a hard job, but someone's got to do it (and once you start it's very hard to stop!).
I first went to the Bologna Book Fair in 1987, and every year thereafter - until 1999,
when instead of a Spring week in Bologna, I was in hospital holding my beautiful first-born,
whilst the snow fell silently outside my window.
That year I was far too busy with our new arrival to miss Bologna,
but by 2000 I knew that I simply had to go back.
So babe-in-arms, in April 2000 we set off to the Bologna Book Fair.
I was back, in Bologna, making books and doing what I loved.
It was the beginning of the Tangerine Dream.
Tangerine went on to become a highly successful co-edition book packaging business.
In 2015 I had to close the business Tangerine Designs for personal reasons.
I retain the rights to The Jolly Maties, The Little Dreamers,
Baby Eco and Little Eco and some other titles.
Please do contact me if you'd like any information in relation to these brands.
Here's to new dreams, and many more Bologna Book Fairs...
In memory of Brian Babani, AKA 'The Great White Father"
without whom the Tangerine Dream would never have been realised.
Gone but never forgotten.