A busy afternoon for me yesterday, but away from the desk for a change.
Firstly, a trip to community arts radio station Resonance FM as a guest of the superb Down The Rabbit Hole show, devoted to children’s books. Sita Brahmachari and I reviewed three very different books, along with our warm and welcoming hosts, journalist Imogen Russell Williams, literary agent Louise Lamont and publisher Melissa Cox – there was lots to talk about and the half-hour flew past. You can listen in to the chat here:
The books we reviewed were:
- Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of the Species – adapted by Sabina Radeva
- Charlie Changes into a Chicken – by Sam Copeland, illustrated by Sarah Horne
- The Burning – by Laura Bates
Thank you for having me, DTRH!
Then straight from the studio to Waterstones Covent Garden for the launch of my book buddy Karl Newson‘s new picture book, illustrated by Chiaki Okada. For All the Stars Across the Sky is a beautiful book, perfect for bedtimes. The artwork is stunning, and Karl knows just how to strike the right note with his text. It was so nice to see a launch so well-attended, and it was great to catch up with various other book chums too.