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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, 19 September 2016


This summer I went with three month old twins and their sister to a Swedish island for a week. It involved a great deal of preparation and packing and it needed a ratio of 5 adults to 3 three children to get everyone safely there and back again. 
Tove Jansson's 'The Summer Book' captures the atmosphere of a similar island in the Archipelago Sea but there are no baby twins on that island,  just one little girl and her grandmother. 

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