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The site works for New Zealanders and people from everywhere else. We’ve had orders from Czechoslovakia to Minnesota to Dunedin N.Z, and interest shows no sign of letting up. Thanks to web designer Simon Burt of for setting up for nothing, and to Hat’s mum’s cousin Carolyn for helping us out with the orders, also for nothing. Kind people.

The other good news is with $1 from every book going to CanTeen – and the Children’s Bookshop in Kilbirnie upping that to $2 for the copies they sold at the launch and after – a sizeable cheque of around $550 has gone to CanTeen already. Hat would be pleased.

13 3 14 Book of Hat front cover launch