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Review - Quentin Blake: Inside Stories at House of Illustration

Confession time: I love Quentin Blake. I wouldn’t dare try imagine my favourite Roald Dahl books without him. One of the joys of parenthood has been sharing the stories I loved as a child with my own daughter. 1,425 more words


Quentin Blake Illustrations

I loved going to the House of Illustration when I was doing my Cartooning Course at St Martins College. Quentin Blakes illustrations are amazing, and it was so interesting to see the way he storyboarded his illustrations and technically how he created the watercolours (there is a great video of him painting several illustrations from blank paper to final drawing). 39 more words


In The House of Illustration

I have been living in London almost three weeks now. My jet lag has worn off. My post-flight cold is gone. I am settling in and learning how to get around this amazing city. 435 more words

Children's Book Critique Group Blog

Uncollected Thoughts: Terry Pratchett - Dragon's at Crumbling Castle

The first of two Pratchett books due for publication this year, Dragons at Crumbling Castle is a collection of fourteen children’s stories written by Pratchett when he was a young journalist, and published between 1966 and 1973 in the ‘Children’s Circle’ section of the  336 more words


Hall Place and Gardens

In the first half of this day out I went to Danson House. Hall Place is a Tudor house about 40 minutes walk from Danson House. 216 more words

Museums And Research

Roald Dahl Day!

It’s Roald Dahl day! For any other author you just say it’s so-and-so’s birthday, but the King of children’s literature sure deserves a day that bears his name. 1,129 more words


Happy 50th birthday Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!

2014 is the 50th anniversary of the first publication of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – can you believe it?! If Charlie Bucket continued aging, he would be at least 60 by now, and the Chocolate Factory would look very different after the unionisation of the Oompa Loompas. 313 more words