Stokey Literary Festival 2016

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It’s Sunday. It’s finally stopped raining. What better way is there to celebrate the end of half term but delighting in books at the Stoke Newington Literary Festival? Today I was without my trusty partner-in-crime, Sheena Dempsey, so my mission was to recruit young illustrators and designers to help me fill their London gardens with bird feeders for our pigeon friends. …

Greenwich Book Festival 2016

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Today, Sheena and I took Dave Pigeon to meet pupils from primary schools in the London Borough of Greenwich at the Greenwich Book Festival. One hundred and eighty pupils from seven different primary schools came together to create their own pigeon characters and two incredible action-packed stories. We were so impressed with the talent and creativity of these budding young authors and …

Competition Time!

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Here’s my article about the inspiration for Dave Pigeon in the Spring issue of the Suburb News. If you are aged between 6 years old and 11 years old and fancy entering the Dave Pigeon Writing Competition you have until 22nd June to get your entries in to the Suburb News at rapublications@hgs.org.uk. Stories should to up to 400 words long and …

How to make your own jammy biscuits

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Dave Pigeon has just received a wonderful review from Playing By The Book which you can have a read of here. There is also the most scrumptious looking recipe for jammy biscuits which I can’t wait to make myself. Now, if only I could find the ground almonds…