Wednesday, 12 May 2010
One of the best children's books ever. . .
I had a lovely surprise this morning. I received a message from my fellow Bloomsbury author, Mary Hooper, telling me that I had been included in a list of the 'best children's books ever' in the Guardian newspaper here in the UK.
I couldn't quite believe this could be true, but I rushed downstairs and opened the paper, and she was absolutely right. There was Uncle Montague's Tales of Terror in the 8-12 section. I'm not sure what I make of being among such company as and Tom's Midnight Garden or The Phantom Tollbooth - both books that are really in a class of their own - but it was certainly exciting to see my work even considered worthy to be set alongside books like that.