About 15 years ago Jessica Adams, Chris Manby and Fiona Walker created the charity fundraising Girls’ Night In series in London and Sydney with Penguin Australia and HarperCollins, with the support of the Curtis Brown literary agency.
The paperback collection, together with its spin-off journal, audiobook and childrens’ sister project Kids’ Night In (Puffin and HarperCollins) has involved some of the biggest names in publishing and entertainment for more than a decade, including Stella McCartney, J.K.Rowling, Kate Moss, Bob Geldof, Nick Hornby and Candace Bushnell. A team of editors including Maggie Alderson, Imogen Edwards-Jones, Nick Earls, Lauren Henderson, Carole Matthews and Sarah Mlynowski joined Jessica and Chris to take the series across America, Europe and Australia between 2000 and 2014 with a rising total of $3.5 million in sales raised for War Child.
The first e-book in the series, Girls’ Night In 10th Anniversary Collection, was released by Penguin Australia, and followed by HarperCollins in Britain. Welcome to our website. And thank you for buying our books.
THESE E-BOOKS SAVE LIVES. Remember, all the royalties from every book in the Girls’ Night In series go straight to the charity.
GIRLS’ NIGHT IN MEMORIES
British editor Chris Manby remembers 15 years of the world’s bestselling fundraising anthology series.
THE STORY BEHIND GIRLS’ NIGHT IN
Australian editor Jessica Adams looks back on the untold story of Girls’ Night In.
Stella McCartney and Angelina Jolie launch Draw Me To Safety for 2015
Draw Me To Safety is a new fundraising T-shirt incentive launched by Stella McCartney, Angelina Jolie and War Child CEO Rob Williams, using drawings from children aged 8-15 in a range which will be released around the world in 2015.
“This project is about young people standing with children affected by conflict,” McCartney said. “Children see the world with clarity and honesty. War Child UK and I are excited to share their insights through art that will raise awareness and encourage the world to do more to protect children from war.”
“There are children across the world who don’t know what safety means because all they have ever seen is conflict,” Rob Williams, chief executive of War Child UK said. “Draw Me to Safety is about the power of children’s voices to talk directly to the world.”
“These are moving examples of how children who have lost so much see the world,” said Jolie. “I hope that this campaign will bring their world closer to us all, and that many people will feel inspired to help protect vulnerable children living in conflict zones.”