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, 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.”
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.
November 4, 2013
The composer, Adrian Munsey, has composed a suite for four movements based on Hilary’s as yet unpublished story, Misty, The Story Of A Rocking Horse.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.
Rights sold to the USA
September 27, 2013
Demand for Mixed Up Nursery Rhymes has been so high it’s been reprinted after just one month and now rights to Mixed Up Fairy Tales have been sold by Hodder Children’s Books to the USA. Sterling Publishing, an imprint of Barnes and Noble have acquired the rights to this title which has now sold over 100,000 copies.