Fossil Coast Gin owner creates ‘Welcome to the Triassic’ book with illustration graduate

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Fossil Coast Drinks Co
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21 Apr 2023

Wayne Munday, best known to Food Drink Devon for his award winning Fossil Coast Gin, has collaborated with University of Falmouth graduate in Illustration, Eleanor Western, on her debut illustrative children’s book titled, ‘Welcome to the Triassic’.

The idea of creating an illustrated book came about from a ‘sliding doors moment’ and a chance conversation in a tea room in the Devon seaside town of Dawlish.

Wayne Munday was at the time considering a new venture that used content created  Fossil Coast Drinks Co, and Eleanor mentioned that she was looking for a story having completed her degree in Illustration from the University of Falmouth.

Wayne commented:

“By collaborating together, we have created a new venture to showcase Eleanor’s creative potential and we have provided the support to help her realise her goal of becoming an illustrator.

By combining Eleanor’s stunning illustrations with our storylines we are offering a fun learning experience for the young reader. Hopefully the series of books starting with ‘Welcome to the Triassic’ will inspire a sense of curiosity and fascination about our natural environment and the fossils found along our coastline or on display in our region’s wonderful museums.”

‘Welcome to the Triassic’ is a large format, non-fiction, illustrative book for readers aged eight and upwards and is available to buy online ( and in the near future through independent book shops and natural history museums regionally, nationally and internationally.



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