Monthly Archives: July 2012

The Comic Strip Book of Dinosaurs

Very exciting – the Comic Strip Book of Dinosaurs, published by Bloomsbury Childrens Books, hatched out this week.  Hoping to take this unruly group to workshops everywhere at some point.    

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Hair

Recently Christa Tam, whom I’d met in Hong Kong earlier this year when I was taking part in the Hong Kong International Young Readers Festival, asked me to write something about my favourite childhood book.  Christa is book project manager … Continue reading

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Wellcome visit

Last month to the Wellcome Collection, nipped in again to the excellent Brains exhibition.  Camden Council sent in their Health & Safety advisor after several visitors fainted when viewing films of ECT treatment and a brain operation – both of … Continue reading

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Family tree

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My mother’s portrait

Some years ago whilst rummaging in a kitchen drawer in my mother’s house I discovered some studio portraits of her, covered in torn layers of tissue, amongst piles of unpaid bills.  One of the photographs had brown  stains on it, another … Continue reading

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Castle life

A friend asked me to visit her.  She lives in one of the 16 or so apartments at Bamburgh Castle, on the north-east coast of England.  “Always take a hot water bottle when staying in a castle,” I’d been advised by another … Continue reading

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