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Britain’s Favourite Meerkat to Make His First Ever Live Appearance

October 25, 2012

LONDON, October 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

Britain’s favourite meerkat, Aleksandr Orlov, founder of comparethemeerkat.com
[http://www.comparethemeerkat.com ], will make his first ever “live” appearance on
Thursday 25th October at Harrods to launch his latest literary offering, Meerkat Tales,
which go on sale this week.

For the first time, the entrepreneur will appear live in public via satellite link
from his family mansion to give a reading of one of the six books in his new collection.
The first 50 people to purchase two of the six books from Harrods on Thursday 25th October
will be invited to attend the intimate event, where they can put questions to Aleksandr

Advance sales have seen the collection soar into the Top 10 of the Amazon “Movers and
Shakers” chart, and it is now hotly tipped to reach the coveted Christmas No. 1 bestseller

The publication of Meerkat Tales follows the success of Aleksandr’s autobiography, A
Simples Life, published in 2010, which sold over 500,000 copies, outselling celebrity
memoirs by Lord Sugar, Katie Price, Michael McIntyre, Tony Blair and Keith Richards.

Narrated by Aleksandr in his own unique style, Meerkat Tales tell the stories of
Aleksandr’s own dreams as well as those of five of his meerkat friends. Speaking in
advance of the live reading at Harrods, Aleksandr said, “I am looking forward to giving
this first reading of my book to the peoples of UK. Hopefully they are better listen than
Sergei. Last time I read book he not even have hearing aids switch on.”

Fans of Aleksandr who miss out on the live reading at Harrods will be able to tune in
and watch on Aleksandr’s facebook page. A series on live online readings of the complete
collection will take place on Facebook in December.

The Meerkat Tales collection by Aleskandr Orlov is published by Ebury Press (RRP
GBP35.94) will be on sale nationally from all leading book retailers from 25th October
2012. The six books can also be purchased individually priced at RRP GBP5.99.

About The Meerkat Tales collection

Narrated by Aleksandr in his own unique style, the Meerkat Tales tell the stories of
Aleksandr’s own dreams as well as those of five of his meerkat friends: his faithful head
of IT Sergei who dreams of a space adventure to the moon; Bogdan the mischievous meerpup
who takes part in the Meerkovian Grand Prix; Maiya the school mistress who dreams of
debuting in the ‘Romeero and Juliet’ ballet; Yakov the toymaker who must help save
Christmas when ‘Santa Claws’ falls ill; and leather-clad rocker Vassily who finally
achieves rock stardom.

About Aleksandr Orlov

Aleksandr Orlov has amassed over 800,000 Facebook fans and around 50,000 followers on
Twitter since he first appeared on TV in January 2009, urging those looking for car
insurance at http://www.comparethemarket.com not to come to
http://www.comparethemeerkat.com by mistake.

His iSimples iphone application attracted over 700,000 subscribers, reaching No.1 on
the iTunes free app download chart. His catchphrase ‘Simples’ has even entered the Oxford
English Dictionary. Aleksandr’s biography “A Simples Life” sold 500,000 copies, topping
the Christmas bestseller list in 2010. More recently he has given over a million people an
official Meerkat soft toy as a reward for knowing the difference between
http://www.comparethemarket.com and http://www.comparethemeerkat.com

SOURCE comparethemarket.com

Source: PR Newswire