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The Butterflies Fly Backwards 

The Butterflies Fly Backwards is a lighthearted recollection of a family's serendipitous journey

towards a new life in Corfu. 


"Jani’s descriptive prose beckons me back to Corfu, 

smelling the soft evening air and hearing the sea. 

Charming and amusing in equal measure, 

this is a book to cheer the saddest heart." 

Joanna Lumley


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The Manor House Stories

The Manor House Stories are a series of 12 children's books with over 500 exquisite illustrations. 

The first story will be released for Christmas 2013, written and illustrated by Jani Tully Chaplin


Foreword by Julian Fellowes:

"The Manor House Stories create a wonderful and detailed world in miniature full of truth and consequence, like all good stories should, 

giving us lessons about life but in the most charming way imaginable. No one can accuse the books of soft-soaping the realities of work in a great house, 

there is plenty of elbow grease required from all the animals and birds employed there, as I should know, but you will find kindness in these pages too, 

and I suppose I believe that while fate may be challenging for everyone, there is often some kindness in the mix. In my experience anyway.

These lovely little tales contain comments and observations that will be very useful to young readers in the years to come, 

and they will be useful to older readers, too, if I am anything to go by." 


Jani Tully Chaplin's commissions have included Burberrys of London,
Glamis Castle (childhood home of the Queen Mother), Scone Palace, Cawdor Castle,
The House of Windsor Collection, The Scotch House and The Royal Society for Nature Conservation.


Her designs have appeared on Royal Doulton fine bone china,

on fabrics for Austrian fashion house Geiger, on cushions for Flemish Tapestries,

and even on chopsticks and homeware in Japan.

For eight successive years, she has designed an exclusive
Christmas card for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution,
the famous puffin lifeboatman having sold in excess of 3 million.

Jani and her husband divide their time between the Cotswolds and Corfu, where she is currently
creating a diary of wild flower paintings and is also writing and illustrating
a lighthearted book about their experiences of life in Greece.