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Sunday, December 02, 2007
ONE, TWO, THREE!
Three lovely things happened!

One: On Friday I went on a Backstage Trip at the YORK THEATRE ROYAL. A group of people hadn't turned up, so I had a useful & brilliant tour on my ownio, which meant I could ask lots of research-type questions without sending anyone else into a rage. Thank you, kind & patient Maria!

Two: Back in the heat of July, I wrote BELL, a story about a Christmas reindeer, for an anthology of CHRISTMAS ANIMAL STORIES (Tiger Press). This afternoon, I read it aloud to an audience for the first time. A bit scary, especially as it is told from the viewpoint of the reindeer, but I think they all liked it! (Or were polite!)

Three: Such a surprise! Tabitha and Emelia and their mum, who I met at today's Harlow Carr Christmas storytelling, had just read my book THE THIRD ELEPHANT, and had enjoyed it so much they has made a papiermache "lucky elephant" to hang on their Christmas tree. Such a lovely moment!

Oh, and a Man Who Knows at YORK MUSEUM said that most houses DID have rainwater down pipes/drainpipes in mid-Victorian times. That's part of the fun of research!!!!!!!!
 
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