• Richard Farr

“Do you have a favorite writer (for children)?”

Not just one  – but I’m happy to put in a plug for David Almond. Read beautiful Skellig. (Amazing, how he does so much with so little!) Or The Fire-Eaters – a small, dark diamond of a book. Or My Name is Mina. Or (rather older and grittier) The Tightrope Walkers. I am filled with admiration and envy.

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