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Barnes & Noble pick of the month

Some good news for readers in the US – The Train to Impossible Places is a Barne’s & Noble pick of the month for August 2020! And there are some new surprises inside.

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Welcome to the magical world of The Mab

If you like stories with a dose of magic, strangeness and adventure, you’ll love The Mab, a brand new collection of tales from a host of Welsh artistic talent. I’m delighted to be contributing to it, and we need our readers to get involved as well.

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The paperback edition of The Great Brain Robbery hits UK bookshelves on 2nd April this year, and I was one of the first to see finished copies at the printer’s in Kent last week. But this edition hides a few sneaky extras under its gorgeous cover… Speaking of the cover, why not take a moment to bask…

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The thing I like best about writing the Train to Impossible Places Adventures is the opportunity to take readers on journeys to new and exciting worlds. Much to my surprise, the books took me on a much more literal adventure last month when HarperCollins India (who distribute Usborne’s books on the sub-continent) invited me to speak to…

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The Postal Museum: Reading and Activities

23rd October 2019 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm BST   I’m thrilled to announce that I’ll be returning to the Postal Museum in Central London on 23rd October for a day of craft and activities. From 11am, young visitors will get the chance to make their very own sliding train greetings card in the atmosphering surroundings of…

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Bath Children’s Literature Festival

6th October 2019 @ 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm BST £7.50 The covers of The Great Brain Robbery and The Velvet Fox I’m making my debut at Bath Children’s Literature Festival on 6th October, alongside fellow Newportonian Catherine Fisher, author of The Clockwork Crow and The Velvet Fox. We’ll be discussing our books and looking ahead to what might come next, as…

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Neev Literature Festival

Neev Literature Festival 20th September 2019 – 21st September 2019 I’m thrilled to announce that I’m taking part in this year’s Neev Literature Festival in Bangalore! I’ll be leading workshops with school children, as well as taking part in two discussion panels: “The Power of Language – Shrinking Vocabulary” and “Triggering Imagination”. It’s my very first international…

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The Great Brain Robbery book launch!

14th September 2019 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm BST I’m holding a launch party for my new book, The Great Brain Robbery! It’s a free, family-friendly event with lots of activities, a few giveaways, and a shiny enamel Impossible Postal Service badge for every reader. Plus, your first chance to get hold of the book itself, of…

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Sorry it’s been such a while since the last blog post, but there’s been lots going on in the world of The Train To Impossible Places, including some very exciting awards news…First up, I’m thrilled to have made the shortlist of the Branford Boase Award, which recognises not only debut authors, but their editors as well. I’m…

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P.G. Bell addresses a school assembly with a copy of The Train To Impossible Places in the foreground I’ve been out on the road (and the rails) these past two weeks, taking The Train To Impossible Places on its very first tour of UK schools.It was a brand new experience for me, and a pretty nervewracking…

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