A big thank you to Peirene Press for visiting the centre and presenting their cheque donation  during a celebratory lunch on the 9th January.

Peirene Press, a boutique publishing house, and their readers have supported us with a cheque donation of £3,656 generated from their book sales and Peirene customer donations.

Peirene Press specialise  in contemporary European novellas in English translation.
Each year Peirene Press publish a themed series of  novellas. The series is made up of three titles, forming a cluster in terms of style and/or content, all of which are  usually woven with a psychological aspect and allow the reader to considerably build their own interpretation of the story.

Last year Peirene Press supported the Maya Centre by donating 50p from the sale of each copy of:

Beside the Sea by Véronique Olmi (Peirene No 1)

Turning Point: Revolutionary Moments series:
Muscle feast by Birgit Vanderbeke (Peirene No.10)
Mr Darwin’s Gardener by Kristina Carlson (Peirene No.11)
Chasing the King of Hearts by Hanna Krall  (Peirene No.12)

We also received thirty three extra reader donations of £5.00 from customers ordering books from Peirene  – Thank you!

Further information on the award winning Turning Point 2013 series 10, 11 & 12 here>

This year Peirene Press will continue to support the Maya Centre from sales of their Coming of Age series:

The Dead Lake by Hamid Ismailov (Peirene No.13)
The Blue Room by Hanne Ørstavik  (Peirene No.14)
Under The Tripoli Sky By Kamel Ben Hameda (Peirene No.15)

By purchasing the Coming of Age series, you enable us to continue to support vulnerable women through our counselling service.

To purchase & find out more about the  ‘Coming of Age’ series visit Peirene Press here>




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