Yesterday the postman brought me my first translation into French. Today it was the double audio-tape of "The Ghost of Able Mabel", and "The Spectre of Hairy Hector", read by actor Richard Mitchley. Must listen to them - it's so interesting to hear a voice that's not your own behind the words - andluckily I have a drive down to Leicester coming up soon.
A repeat greeting to the children and everyone at St. AUSTIN'S CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL, Wakefield. It was great seeing you all - and many thanks to the magnificent caretaker who helped me cart all my bags and boxes across to the car.
I usually take copies of my books and some examples of art-work etc, as well as a story-telling basket. However, struggling the weight and bulk of all this kit across school sites and along complex school corridors is getting to be a problem. Does the ever-elegant LAUREN CHILD have this problem? Does J.K. ROWLING have a specially appointed school visit footman? And is this why the Children's Laureateship is only for two years, given that they are all multi-title personages? Did MICHAEL MORPURGO write in bed before he was a Laureate? And how does JACQUELINE WILSON manage her luggage and all those ornate silver rings? Answers on a postcard . . . :-)) Bye for now!