Entries by Jenny Landor

Twist in time at Bushmead Primary

Meeting the kids in the school where I once dreamed of being an author was the closest I’ll ever get to time travel. Brooke and Freya, two budding young writers at Bushmead Primary, described it as a ‘once in a lifetime’ event. ‘Her expressions were fantastic when she read aloud,’ they wrote. ‘The teachers said […]

A wolf for World Book Day

What’s the best surprise you can give an author on World Book Day? Maggie Cole knows the answer. When the snow thawed and the big day finally arrived, she went into school dressed as Alpha the wolf from The Mirror of Pharos!

What the reviewers say…

One of my favourite children’s authors, Ursula Le Guin, once said: ‘The writer cannot do it alone. The unread story is not a story; it is little black marks on wood pulp. The reader, reading it, makes it live: a live thing, a story.’

2018 – Year of the Wolf

‘I have a secret to share. From the treehouse where I often work, there’s a great view of Radwinter Church and the land where I used to farm. If I’m lucky, whilst I’m scribbling away at a story, a grey wolf sometimes appears, roaming across the fields – large as life. As the wind stirs […]

Buster the Postal Museum Cat – you’ve been framed!

Following a month of fun and frolics, Buster is preparing to hang up his GPO hat and make way for a new Head Mouser at The Postal Museum. But wait … is that the doorbell he can hear ringing yet again? The excitement is not quite over. Another special delivery arrived this morning. To our […]

Marty the Mighty Nose – national poetry competition for children

‘Children are the best poets,’ says Carol Ann Duffy, the first female poet Laureate in 350 years since the title was launched. ‘Everything is new and they don’t see the barriers in the way adults sometimes do.’ Duffy has written many children’s poems and picture books as well as adult volumes and her work has […]

Red Letter Day for Buster – the new Postal Museum Cat

With just a week to go until the book launch, could things get any more exciting? Actually, yes they can! Buster the cat (known affectionately to his fans as Buster Gut) has outshone and upstaged his humans by landing himself a first-class job – as Head Mouser for the newly-opened Postal Museum in London.

A supernatural treat for Halloween

Happy Halloween! What’s it to be – trick or treat?  There’s no contest for me on this supernatural day. It’s treats all the way because The Mirror of Pharos has arrived at last! There’s nothing more life-affirming for an author than to hold the finished book in her hands. And the timing could not be […]

Vacatcy – Postal Museum Puss

What do you do when your cat gets more media attention than you? Do you quietly lap it up? Or hiss and spit with green-eyed envy? Honestly, Buster thinks he’s the cat’s whiskers. Not only has he set up his own page (on MY website!) but he’s also applied for a job at the newly […]

Review by ‘The Bookbag’

‘A perfect combination for a children’s book with strong and believable characters and an exciting and unpredictable plot … It kept me turning those pages, unable to guess what was going to happen next … a wonderful mix of magic and reality that reminds me of the early books in the Harry Potter series.’