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JUST IMAGINE and HALLOWEEN

Charming young Earthlings enjoying ‘Letters from an Alien Schoolboy’ and ‘Cosmic Custard’ I really enjoyed my visit to the warm and welcoming Just Imagine Story Centre in Chelmsford . It’s a beautiful shop, brimming with wonderful books and exquisite dressing up … Continue reading

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ROALD DAHL FUNNY PRIZE SHOCK

Earthlings, listen here. Perhaps you are not such lousy no-good hopeless duffers as I thought. You seem to have chosen ’LETTERS FROM AN ALIEN SCHOOLBOY’ to be shortlisted for your so called Roald Dahl ‘Funny’ prize. I don’t really get this … Continue reading

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How to Draw Aliens

HOW TO DRAW ALIENS . If you fancy creating your very own alien this Saturday Sept 10th, I’ll be doing a workshop at the Haringey Children’s Literature Festival 1.00-1.40in the Workshop space at Marcus Garvey Library. There’ll be the Word … Continue reading

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Ten year olds Can spot a phoney

It’s the end of the world for the News of The World. All writers, not only journalists, might be considering the consequences. Do we hope to use language to illuminate? I first read the News of The World when I … Continue reading

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Do we need Princesses?

Goodness, it appears the Royal Family is very expensive. It costs 112 times more than the Irish president and the equivalent of thousands of nurses, police officers and teachers according to a new report. www.republic.org.uk/royalfinances But if we banned the Monarchy … Continue reading

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Welcome to my blog (will I keep it up?)

Hello, welcome to my occasional blog about writing, drawing and anything that takes my fancy. Here’s a good writer’s tip: ‘Write a little every day without and hope and without despair’ It’s from Danish author Karen von Blixen-Finecke (1885 – … Continue reading

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