Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Non-Perfume Post: The Pumpkin Seed - A Children's Book By Dariush Alavi

cover illustration: Joy Richardson

Many of you will be aware that I hardly ever post anything on this blog which isn't related to perfume in some way, so I hope you'll forgive this rare deviation from Persolaise.com's usual path. A few years ago, I wrote a short children's book called The Pumpkin Seed and I've now decided it's time to make it available on Amazon (under my real name, Dariush Alavi). I won't describe it in any detail here - full info is available on the book's Amazon listings - but I will say that any kids who've read it (or have had it read to them) seem to have found it captivating. Indeed, a teacher at a local primary school has used it as a class text for several years, with great success.

It's available both as an e-book and a paperback. If you were able to find the time to buy it and read it - or, perhaps, recommend it to someone with young children - I would be indescribably grateful. To find the book on Amazon UK, please click here, and for the Amazon USA listing, please click here.

Thanks for reading this. I promise to return to scented matters in the next post.



  1. Thank you for this wonderful piece of information! Although my child is already a grown-up, I will buy it for sure because I appreciate your comprehensible and concise writing (English is not my mother language). I'm also a proud owner of Le Snob: Perfume, which was the only available English book on perfume in bookstores in my hometown. It is my little Bible on perfume. I always keep it at hand, make my own notes in it and use it a lot. In my opinion it's a must have for an amateur perfume lover.

    1. Neva, thank you so much for such a lovely comment, and for buying my book.

      I'm so pleased that you like Le Snob.

      I'm really curious to ask: what's your hometown?


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