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We were thrilled to welcome Lucy Rowland to Picture Book Club on 13th June 2017. This is Lucy's debut year as a picture book author and it was fascinating to hear the story of her journey to publishing success. Lucy doesn't come from the world of publishing or advertising (she's a speech and language therapist) [...]

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Welcome, Yuval, thanks so much for coming to Picture Book Club. We’d love to know how you got into picture books! I graduated from the Royal College of Art and worked in advertising but I always wanted to do picture books. I always wanted to do something that wasn’t for a product and wasn’t for [...]

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It has finally happened. For seven years my husband has been shut away in his study in the evenings. He has been working hard on the commute on the train each day, making fevered notes with little diagrams and arrows. There have been early-hours-of-the-morning excursions downstairs to the laptop when inspiration has struck. There has [...]

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Last weekend I attended the Federation of Children's Book Group conference for the first time. I was helping out as a member of the Reading branch. I won't attempt to summarise the conference agenda because Margaret Pemberton and others have already done an excellent job on that front. I really enjoyed the conference and it [...]

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Picture Book Club went on tour for the first time in April! We ventured as far as Oxford! Many thanks to Oxford Waterstones in Broad Street for hosting us in their café. Our speakers for the night were James and Lucy Catchpole of the Catchpole Literary Agency and we had a great crowd of attendees [...]

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