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PAM ROYDS 1924 - 2016

Pam Royds on Grasmere , 1971 with Sally Christie, children’s author and daughter of Philippa Pearce. I was just twenty two when I fir...

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My blog is about writing and illustrating children's books which I have been doing since 1974. www.gillianmcclure.com has all my books. I also have another blog: www.paulcoltman.blogspot.com where I publish my father's poems.

Monday, 2 January 2012


When a large New Year card arrived through the post from my Chinese printer WKT, with names printed on the back –Alex Yan, Frankie Chan, Niki Wong and others – suddenly there were real people behind the rather anonymous ‘printed in China’ on the imprint pages of Selkie and Zoe’s Boat.
    WKT will never have the personal touch of Lavenham Press who printed The Little White Sprite but they have been a very reliable, high quality printer and have helped cut the unit cost of my books.

Also arriving through the post from China via my publisher Bloomsbury was the Chinese edition of Tom Finger which left me admiring the Chinese characters of the title and wondering whether the Scottish Mc in McClure had ended up as just a dot.

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