Thursday, December 18, 2014

The Coral Heart ebook on amazon kindle stores




The Coral Heart ebook

My novel, The Coral Heart is now available as an ebook worldwide on amazon kindle stores  CanadaUSUKFranceItalySpainGermanyNetherlandsJapanAustraliaIndiaBrazil, and Mexico.


The Coral Heart paperback

MAURITIUS

Store locations: Caudan, Trianon, Flacq, Bagatelle, Cascavelle, Airport, and Grand Baie. Please see Bookcourt's website for addresses and phone numbers. Bookcourt will mail orders to customers abroad.
Tel: 230 468 8039

Magic Lantern Complex, Rose-Hill
Tel: 230 464 2444 

12 Rue St. Louis, Port-Louis
Tel: 230 208 2915  


CANADA

Yonge and St. Clair branch, 1430 Yonge Street, Toronto
Tel: 416 926 0749

145 Lauder Ave, Toronto
416- 651-2109

805 St. Clair Avenue West

email peggylampotang@yahoo.ca


WORLDWIDE

Click on The Coral Heart to go directly to the page

Sunday, November 09, 2014

Neighbourhood Portraits: Florence Watts of Regal Heights

An article I wrote about a woman who has been a positive influence and an inspiration in the Regal Heights neighbourhood. Click here to read  it.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Neighbourhood Portraits: Tony Merante of Desotos


Here's another article I wrote for the online magazine, Living Toronto. Click on Tony Merante of Desotos to read it.



Birthday celebration at Desotos



Musicians performing during open mic at Desotos



Coffee break at Stella's Lunch Box

Monday, September 08, 2014

Where to purchase The Coral Heart




MAURITIUS

Store Locations: Caudan, Trianon, Flacq, Bagatelle, Cascavelle, Airport, and Grand Baie. Please check Bookcourt's website for addresses and phone numbers. Bookcourt also mails orders to customers abroad.
Tel: 230 468 8039


Magic Lantern Complex, Rose-Hill
Tel: 230 464 2444 


12 Rue St. Louis, Port-Louis
Tel: 230 208 2915  


CANADA


Yonge and St. Clair branch, 1430 Yonge Street, Toronto
Tel: 416 926 0749


145 Lauder Ave, Toronto
416- 651-2109

The Coral Heart can also be purchased directly from the author in Canada by emailing peggylampotang@yahoo.ca


WORLDWIDE


Click on The Coral Heart to go directly to the page

Sunday, August 03, 2014

The Coral Heart at the Hakka Festival, Saturday, August 9, 2014

I will give a talk about finding my roots through my novel at the Hakka Festival on Saturday August 9, 2014, between 2:30 to 3:30 pm. It is free and everybody is invited. The event is organized by The Toronto Hakka Heritage Alliance, and my book will also be available for sale there.

For location and other activities, check poster below. Hope to see many of you there.

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Meet and Greet: The Coral Heart at Indigo Bookstore, Manulife Centre on July 19, 2014

Summer is here already and there are so many wonderful events in Toronto. At Luminato's Literary picnic at Trinity Bellwoods Park on June 15th, I listened to authors Terry Fallis and Michael Winter reading from their books. Saw Neil Brathwaite and his band perform at Harlem Underground during the TD jazz festival.  Last Sunday, at Woodbine Park, bands from Ghana and Mali at Afrofest got me dancing ...

Now, I'm gearing towards a Meet and Greet on Saturday, July 19th from 12 to 5 pm at Indigo Bookstore, Manulife Centre, Toronto for my novel The Coral Heart. My books will be available for sale and I'll be there to meet and chat with readers and answer questions, etc. I hope to see many of you.



Tuesday, June 03, 2014

The Coral Heart now available on amazon.com

My novel, The Coral Heart, is now available at amazon.com for the convenience of friends abroad and out of town. Click here to check it out and order.

In Mauritius, it is available at Bookcourt, (tel: 230 468 8039) and Librairie Le Cygne (tel: 230 464 2444).

In Toronto, it is availbale at Book City, Yonge & St. Clair (tel; 416 926 0749). You can also get it signed if you purchase it at  Stella's café on Lauder & St. Clair (tel: 416 651 2109). I'm there on some Wednesday mornings and Saturday afternoons. For more information, please contact me at peggylampotang@yahoo.ca



Saturday, May 31, 2014

Neighbourhood portraits: Winston Ho Sang of Ellington's

Here's an article I wrote for the online magazine, Living Toronto. It is the first one in a series of neighbourhood portraits. This one is on Winston Ho Sang of Ellington's


Winston at Ellington's




One of the highlights of Ellington's: the jazz jam every weekday morning from 10 am to noon.




Sunday, May 18, 2014

Contact Photography Festival at Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art

I love spring, that smell of renewal in the air. In Toronto, the Contact Photography Festival breathes freshness and creative flair into our busy city life. While checking the photo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, I was thrilled to be greeted in the courtyard by this gigantic 17-meter long mural by Jim Naughten.


Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The Coral Heart at Toronto's Ellington's Café

My novel is also available in Toronto at Ellington's Café at 805 St. Clair Avenue West, near Winona. I will be there on Monday mornings from 10 am - 1 pm during the month of May.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Coral Heart at Toronto's Stella's Lunch Box

My novel is now also available for sale at Stella's Lunch Box, a café at 145 Lauder Avenue, just south of St. Clair. If you want to pick up a book, and have it signed, I will be there on Saturday afternoons from 1 to 4 pm and on Wednesday mornings from 10 to 1 pm in the next month.

And if you want me to sign the book at a more convenient time for you, email me at peggylampotang@yahoo.ca and I will see whether we can arrange a different time.


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Coral Heart at Toronto's Book City, Yonge & St. Clair




My novel is now available at Book City Yonge & St. Clair

Book City Yonge & St. Clair

One block south of St. Clair St. on the west side of Yonge Street.
Address: 1430 Yonge Street
Phone #: (416) 926-0749
Parking: Municipal lot just east of Yonge across from store (on Pleasant Blvd.)
TTC: Moments walk from St. Clair Subway Station on the Yonge Line
Hours of Operation: Monday to Saturday 9:30am to 9:00pm;Sunday 11:00am to 6:00pm

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Book Launch of The Coral Heart in Toronto

March has flashed by with action-packed days revolving around my book launch at Confluences, the international book fair in Mauritius.

The Coral Heart, A shopkeeper's journey is my first novel, and I was thrilled by the positive response, especially when I was invited to discuss my work with students at University of Mauritius, one of the highlights of my visit.

I'm now preparing for my book launch in Toronto on April 22nd at Desotos. You can email me at peggylampotang@yahoo.ca if you want to come to the launch as space is limited.

If you're interested in buying the book in Canada, you email me at address above to buy a copy. For those in Mauritius, you can purchase the book from the publisher L'Atelier d'écriture or at Bookcourt stores and Librairie Le Cygne. If you live in a country other than Mauritius or Canada, you can order from the publisher or the stores above or from me, whichever is more convenient for you.



Monday, February 10, 2014

Great start to 2014: My novel will be out in March





I'm so thrilled that my book is being published by L'Atelier d'écriture in Mauritius.

The launch will take place at Confluences, the island's international book fair from March 6th to 9th. I will be there and I'm very excited about meeting Mauritian friends, readers, writers and publishers at the fair.

For my Canadian friends, I'm having another book launch in Toronto at Desotos on Tuesday April 22nd. Invitations and details will follow.

Synopsis of the novel:

In 1911, impoverished Hakka Chinese immigrants arrive on the tropical island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean. Among the newcomers, a hungry child. The hard-working boy helps his father, a shopkeeper and surrenders his earnings to him according to Chinese tradition. While he serves the islanders, the young man ingeniously builds the business, negotiates his way through racial divisiveness, and falls in love. But his trust in the old system is put to test … This work of fiction unfolds during the overthrow of the Chinese Emperor, the rise of communism, the Japanese invasion of China, and the First and Second World Wars.