Monthly Archives: May 2013

Questions I never get asked on school visits

These are the top six questions I’m asked on school visits:   What is your favourite book that you’ve written? Are you rich? Are you famous? Do you like being an author? Do you know any other famous authors? What’s … Continue reading

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Book Signing

Thank you to everyone who came to the book signing at Waterstones in Doncaster on Sunday. It was a treat to see so many  pupils turn up from the schools I’d visited earlier in the week. Those journeys up and … Continue reading

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Book signing: Doncaster, Waterstones Sunday May 26th

Newsflash!  I’m going to be signing copies of my Girls FC titles and my non-fiction book, Here Come the Girls! at Waterstones in Doncaster on Sunday, May 26th from 11.30 am – 1.30 pm.            Doncaster … Continue reading

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If Carlsberg did Conferences…

I attended one of the most inspirational conferences I’ve ever been to yesterday (remember, I’m in my fifties – I’ve been to a lot of conferences). This conference was organised by The Reader Organisation, a body I’ve blogged about before. … Continue reading

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Tuschinski Theatre

One of the buildings that fascinated me in Amsterdam was the Tuschinski Theatre, a cinema that looked as if it had come straight out of Metropolis or Gotham City.                       … Continue reading

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The Rijksmuseum

I have always liked the Dutch School of art – especially the still lives, so seeing some of them up close at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam last week was such a treat.                   … Continue reading

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Amsterdam, city of cheese, art and many, many bicycles

I’ve just returned from a few days in Amsterdam. Like most capital cities it’s vibrant and jam-packed full of things to do and see.                           Amsterdam is built … Continue reading

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Chippy Friday!

I spent Friday at Ysgol Esgob Morgan, the primary school in St Asaph where I’m patron of reading. I chose the right day – it was ‘Chippy Friday’ where the children get chips in a paper bag like in a … Continue reading

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James Reckitt Hull Children’s Book Award 2013

I had a fabulous time at the James Reckitt Hull Children’s Book Awards on Thursday. The award, now in its seventh year, was held in the sumptuous Guildhall in the city centre, resplendent with dark oak panelling and more coats of arms … Continue reading

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