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The Pelee Island Bird Observatory Special Edition of the Testaments

Media Advisory: December 2019

Re: Pelee Island Bird Observatory to sell limited edition book Testaments by Margaret Atwood.

 

Pelee Island Bird Observatory, a charitable NGO that researches and promotes the conservation of birds, has been gifted the exclusive right to market and sell this special limited edition of The Testament by Margaret Atwood.

 

All of the proceeds will be used to support PIBO’s work to better understand and protect birds.  Ms. Atwood is the Honorary Chairperson of PIBO.

 

Margaret Atwood’s new book Testaments, the sequel to her 1985 novel The Handmaid’s Tale, was published on September 10, 2019. Breaking Canadian sales records, Testaments is set 15 years after the events of The Handmaid’s Tale. On October 15 the new novel shared the prestigious Booker Prize for Fiction.

Now fans will have an additional opportunity to purchase a rare special limited edition copy of the book. This edition, published by McLelland & Stewart, the imprint of Penguin Random House Canada, will only be available through Pelee Island Bird Observatory.

 

Only 300 copies of this collector’s item were produced, and Ms. Atwood has signed each one of these copies of this single print run.

 

The book is a very special edition with a slipcover and special endpapers. Inside each book is an envelope with a wax seal that contains artifacts from the text. These are only available in this special edition.

 

“I am so happy to have been able to work on this very, very special, very, very limited edition of The Testaments in aid of PIBO, with the invaluable help of McClelland and Stewart, my publishers. The designer, Kelly Hill, has done a spectacular job, and Jared Bland, the Publisher, entered into the full spirit of Gilead with alarming alacrity. Leaked documents from inside Gilead can be yours, plus bird protection! A total package!”

Margaret Atwood

 

“It’s been a true pleasure for all of us here at McClelland & Stewart to work with Margaret on this very special edition of The Testaments. Her unbridled creativity and playful wit are all on full display in this spectacular and singular publication, one that will delight readers and collectors around the world.”

Jared Bland

Publisher, McClelland & Stewart

Vice President, Penguin Random House Canada

 

 

“We are thrilled to have this unique opportunity to serve as a major fundraiser for PIBO. Margaret and McClelland & Stewart have created a beautiful collectors edition, and I’m sure fans will be happy to know that the funds raised from the sales will go toward the conservation of birds.”

 

For more information on PIBO and/or this special limited edition, please contact:

Suzanne Friemann

Executive Director, Pelee Island Bird Observatory

How to purchase the book:

Visit PIBO’s webpage (www.pibo.ca) to register to purchase this special edition of the Testaments by Margaret Atwood.