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‘Lonely Daffodil’ inspired by trips to Gloucester festival

Author Emily Langhorne, shown at right, of Dublin, Ireland, has written a children’s book, “The Lonely Daffodil.”

Emily Langhorne, a Dublin, Ireland resident who grew up in Norfolk, Virginia, has written a children’s book, “The Lonely Daffodil,” inspired by the Tidewater region of Virginia and her visits to Gloucester’s annual Daffodil Festival as a child.

Illustrated by United Kingdom resident Heather Heyworth, the book tells the story of a daffodil that grew at the bottom of a hill after a farmer planting daffodils at the top dropped one. The daffodil feels lonely at night when he hears the other daffodils singing, but ultimately finds a different way to use his voice.

A former high school teacher, Langhorne has worked as a writer for nearly a decade, writing about education policy, Southern literature, blended finance, and international development. “The Lonely Daffodil” is her first picture book.Heyworth has been illustrating, designing, and co-publishing licensed c...

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