Christmas Truce book now available to buy
The sequel to the hugely popular Where The Poppies Now Grow, The Christmas Truce, is now available to buy online. It would make a lovely Christmas gift for children to learn about World War 1.
The School Run’s top WW1 books
“Where The Poppies Now Grow” and “The Christmas Truce” have been listed by The School Run in their top WW1 books for children. Read more here.
Chalke Valley History Festival
Hilary, along with illustrator Martin Impey, was delighted to take part in the Chalke Valley History Festival 2014 where audiences were able to find out more about Where The Poppies Now Grow.
Seven Stories competition
Seven Stories, the Centre For Children’s Books, are running a competition, the winners of which will be able to dedicate Hilary’s new book, The Christmas Truce, to a war hero. More details at Seven Stories.
Love Reading 4 Kids
Where The Poppies Now Grow is “a book that reflects the lasting importance of both friendship and place and how they can help to heal the tragedy of war.” Julia Eccleshare – Children’s Books Editor at The Guardian and LoveReading4Kids
Gervase Phinn endorsement
Gervase Phinn, Best Selling Author and former County Inspector of Schools has reviewed and endorsed Where The Poppies Now Grow, written to commemorate the centenary of the start of the First World War.
“Written in the great poetic tradition of depicting war as something immensely sad and personal, ‘Where The Poppies Now Grow’ is a powerful and beautifully written story, superbly illustrated, one which touches our hearts.”
City Library, Bradford
Hilary was invited to take part in opening of the new City Library, in Centenary Square in Bradford. Pictured with two enthusiastic library supporters, Naila and her son Musa.
The composer, Adrian Munsey, has composed a suite for four movements based on Hilary’s as yet unpublished story, Misty, The Story Of A Rocking Horse. Just released on his new album – Full Circle.