Bidding Open for Book Aid Auction
Oct 13, 2008
As we reported previously, actors Alan Rickman (Snape) and Robbie Coltrane (Hagrid) have donated inscribed books for a new charity auction being held to help those in need in sub-Saharan Africa. Bidding for the Book Aid International “Books Change Lives” auction has now opened via Ebay which runs now until October 23. If you would like, you can bid on the donation from Alan Rickman, an inscribed copy of “In the Blink of an Eye” (photo courtesy of Book Aid here in our image galleries). Mr Rickman wrote: Francis Ford Coppola says it in the forward. Walter pretends to be writing about film editing-but really it’s about life. he is one of the greatest teachers I have been lucky enough to spend time with. Alan Rickman.
Bidding is also underway for this inscribed donation from Robbie Coltrane, a 1994 folio of the classic from Mark Twain, “Huckleberry Finn” (photo here). Mr. Coltrane wrote the following note with the book: This book seemed, when I was a boy, to be speaking directly to me. The fact that the main character was a boy who could see through adult pretentions, who was honest without being a goody-goody, and had all these adventures made me wish for a life like this. Now that I am (supposedly) a grown up, I realise what a witty, evocative and original piece of literature. Enjoy! Robbie Coltrane
Others donating to this charity auction include actor, Sir Ian McKellen, author Alexander McCall Smith, Mayor of London Boris Johnson and much more.