Indie publisher Vertebrate is sending out free copies of Lily Dyu’s Fantastic Female Adventurers to schools.
Funded by £500 from the British Mountaineering Council (BMC), people buying the book through the Shrine Bell and Vertebrate Publishing websites can nominate a school they would like to receive a free copy.
Released on 3rd October, Fantastic Female Adventurers: Truly amazing tales of women exploring the world tells the stories of around-the-world cyclist Jin Jeong, ocean swimmer Beth French, mountain runner Mira Rai, Britain’s first astronaut Helen Sharman and many more.
Alex Messenger, head of marketing and communications at the BMC, said: “Fantastic Female Adventures is an inspiring book, perfect for young climbers to read and encourage them in their own adventures. The BMC is delighted to be supporting this initiative by Vertebrate Publishing to provide free books to school libraries.”
A proportion of the author’s royalties is being given to charities chosen by the adventurers, including Girl Guiding, the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust, the Spinal Injuries Association and Surfers Against Sewage.