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Write At Home 2


Posted on March 25, 2020

Are the children eating the furniture?   Are you getting no work done whatsoever?   Is Joe Wicks reducing you to a gibbering wreck?   QUICK! A ten minute creative writing reprieve, just long enough to…

Storystarters


Posted on March 23, 2020

During the schools closure, in addition to my daily storytime on weekdays (2.30pm, Instagram Live), I’m also going to be creating and sharing some creative writing resources and tips for your children…

Corona Virus – Update


Posted on March 19, 2020

I hope everyone is keeping safe at this challenging time for us all. Sadly all my school and public events are either cancelled or postponed, check back for details in due course. If you want to stay…

Adapting Christmas Carol


Posted on December 11, 2019

When Charles Dickens published his ‘little Christmas book’ in 1843, it took just six weeks for the first adaptation to reach the stage. It played in London for more than forty nights before transferri…

Christmas Carol – Schools Drawing Competition


Posted on September 30, 2019

To celebrate the forthcoming Wilton’s Music Hall production of my new play Christmas Carol – a fairy tale they are running a drawing competition for Key Stage 2 (Years 3 – 6). We would like you to dra…

Paul Torday Prize 2020 open for entries!


Posted on August 2, 2019

Paul Torday published his first novel Salmon Fishing in the Yemen aged 60. The family have decided to set up this new prize in Torday’s honour, celebrating first novels by authors aged 60 or over. The…