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The Lions Update

06 Jul 2005

Brian Roylance and Tessa Hodgson were recently in Hong Kong with rugby legend and previous winning Lions captain Willie John McBride. Willie John was accompanied by his lovely wife Penny and everyone was there to help promote the forthcoming Genesis/Hedley limited edition The Lions. Willie John kept invited audiences enthralled with his tales of past Lions exploits. Afterwards he signed special bookplates prepared for the copies of the book allocated for Hong Kong.

Willie and Penny have now moved on to New Zealand to continue promotion of the book. Willie and the book could be seen on Sky television before the kick-off of the second test. They are accompanied by Tessa and David Williams and Robby Elson from Genesis. Robby, as editor of The Lions, has performed a mammoth task, working all hours, in preparing the book for press. He's done a magnificent job and is now in New Zealand getting to know his wife again and no doubt taking in liquid refreshment. For the final weeks of The Lions project, Robby was ably assisted by Alex Hedley from New Zealand.

David Walmsley, author of The Lions is also in the travelling party as is Spencer Davis who is providing musical accompaniment to the merry band. The whole promotional tour is being orchestrated by David Hedley and his team. David is the co-publisher, long-time friend and Australian distributor of Genesis fine limited editions.

[Images from the above can be seen in the special news section of The Lions' pages.]

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