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October 8th, 2017

jinks & o'hare: cheltenham lit fest 2017

Just back from Cheltenham Literature Festival! They didn't actually distribute pug balloons, but a creative kid fixed that:

Philip and I did lots of events this time, starting on Friday with talking to about 400 children from several different schools about writing and illustrating Jinks & O'Hare Funfair Repair.

Some schools had to rush their kids off to catch buses, but it was great to get a chance to meet others individually in the bookshop tent, look at their drawings and sign and dedicate their books.

Everyone drew a tiny portrait of themselves with Jinks & O'Hare on a roller coaster:

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