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Joanna Nadin – Queen of Teen

My daughters, Livi and Abby, interviewed Joanna Nadin (far right below, with fellow authors after the Queens of Teen event) before her talk at the Bath Children’s Literature Festival last month. Click here to listen to the interview. [9:56]

Continue Reading · 17 October 2011 · children's books, podcasts

Introducing the Last Englishman

Here is a short video I recorded with Roland Chambers about his new book, The Last Englishman: The Double Life of Arthur Ransome. You could view this as an appetizer for the longer audio interview with him, coming in my podcast for Faber in early September, in which he talks about Ransome’s life in Russia […]

Continue Reading · 28 August 2009 · biography and memoir, children's books, history and politics, podcasts, video

Christmas special – Cathy Cassidy interview

When Cathy Cassidy was in Bath for the Children’s Literature Festival in September, my daughters Livi and Abby, along with their friend Ellie, were lucky enough to get the chance to interview her. In the interview, Cathy talks about how she started out as a writer, how she creates her characters and gives some hints […]

Continue Reading · 20 December 2008 · children's books, podcasts