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James Riordan 1936-2012

I was sad to discover children’s writer James Riordan has died of a brain tumour. He was 76. Jim was a lovely guy. I met him at an author  party at Oxford University Press. I don’t know how we got chatting but I’m so glad we did. Beneath that debonair appearance was a down-to-earth bloke who liked a drink […]


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Bookshelves are go!

Well, they’re in, they’re varnished and they’re full.  My new fitted bookshelves look great.  Richard, the joiner who made them in his workshop, brought them in two pieces: Then he fitted them. It took him all day but he did a grand job. I spent  yesterday morning varnishing them with my own fair hands. I used […]

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New blog about children’s football books

Tom Palmer has started a new blog about football. It’s aimed at children who like reading football fiction. He wants as many writers to contribute as possible. I was honoured to be asked first. Check it out on:  http://goallines.blogspot.com  and leave a comment (a nice one, please) .


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