A Book for Her Majesty
When Queen Elizabeth visited Toronto last month, children's novelist Eli Stutz managed to hand her a copy of his debut novel, Pickle Impossible, which Bloomsbury USA published in May. Stutz waited with the crowds at Queen's Park, and as she passed by, he held out his book, saying, "Your majesty, I’d like to present you with my first book. I hope it makes you laugh; you can read it on your flight." The Queen smiled, took the book in her hand and moved along her way.