Julian Clary takes The Bolds on Holiday

Comedian, entertainer, author and all-round National Trinket, Julian Clary, is set to unleash the third instalment of his delightful and fantastically funny children’s book series, The Bolds, entitled The Bolds on Holiday.

Julian Clary

“Are you ready for a third instalment of The Bolds? Then I have some more hyena hilarity for you: The Bolds On Holiday sees our furry friends on a camping holiday by the sea side. Do you think they have any idea how to put up a tent? Do you think the twins, Bobby and Betty get up to some serious mischief in the sand dunes? Do you think Uncle Tony turns out to be a cool surfing dude? Does Mr Bold tell more of his ridiculous jokes at inappropriate moments? Well, you really need to read this book of animal nonsense as soon as possible!” – Julian Clary

Complete with fabulous illustrations by award-winning and much sought after children’s illustrator David Roberts, the hardback edition of The Bolds on Holiday will be released through Andersen Press on 2nd February 2017, followed by a paperback version later in summer 2017.

The Bolds are an extraordinary family of hyenas living in disguise as humans in South West London. Britain’s much-loved, wildest and hairiest family will be vacating the leafy suburbia of Teddington next year for a new adventure, which sees them taking a well-deserved break, down by the sea. With their extended family in tow, the Bolds are setting off for a spot of camping in Cornwall. But it’s never long before trouble sniffs these hyenas out. Bobby is mistaken for a pup and snatched by a wicked dognapper and the Bolds will need all their ingenuity to hunt her down and rescue all the pilfered pooches. Can these hyenas-in-disguise save the day, without letting the cat out of the bag…?

Julian Clary has previously published a memoir and several adult novels, and now returns with the third instalment in the much-loved children’s book series The Bolds.

Julian is one of the country’s most-loved entertainers and his popularity has endured across a three-decade career in show business. With a variety of credits to his name, Julian is not only a comedian, but presenter, author and established pantomime star. His colourful career has seen him win Celebrity Big Brother in 2012, become a Sunday Times best-selling novelist, and complete countless smash-hit tours; with Julian extending his critically-acclaimed tour The Joy of Mincing to venues around the UK during October and November of 2016.

The distinctive illustrations in The Bolds debut were nominated for the 2016 Kate Greenaway Medal and David Roberts returns for the third instalment. David has collaborated with a multitude of Britain’s finest children’s authors including Jacqueline Wilson and Julia Donaldson, to name but a few. Originally a milliner, David adds a fashion flare to the Bolds’ collection of eccentric hats and disguises! David will be joining Julian Clary at various book festivals and events throughout the country in 2016 and 2017.

Julian Clary & David Roberts have announced the following book event appearances for The Bolds in 2016:

20th August – Edinburgh International Book Festival

28th September – Henley Literature Festival

1st October – Cranbrook Literature Festival

5th October – Doncaster Children’s Book Awards launch

8th October – Bath Kids Lit Festival

9th October – Cheltenham Literature Festival

23rd October – Loogabarooga Festival, Loughborough


The Bolds on Holiday hardback is released on 2nd February 2017, RRP £10.99.

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