IMG_0809My children’s novel, Nelly and the Quest for Captain Peabody, was published by OUP on the 1st October and has just been chosen for Book Trust’s October round-up. It’s the first of a series I’m writing for 7+ readers, and it’s illustrated by the fabulous Ella Okstad.

I’m also the author of The Last Englishman – a biography of Arthur Ransome – which won a Jerwood award from the Royal Society of Literature and the WH Fisher prize. My illustrations have appeared in The New Yorker, and my writing in the Guardian, the Times, and the Sunday Times. I am currently working for the charity, First Story, as writer in residence at Pimlico Academy and The Bridge in Fulham.


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