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Jacqueline Wilson, Former Children’s Laureate and Best-Selling Children’s Author Talks about her New Book, Rent A Bridesmaid

Jacqueline Wilson, Former Children’s Laureate and Best-Selling Children’s Author Talks about her New Book, Rent A Bridesmaid

  • Sun May 15, 2016 - 14:00 pm
  • St Francis College

Tilly can’t believe it when her best friend Matty is asked to be a bridesmaid. In Tilly’s favourite daydream, she’s kitted out in the most beautiful bridesmaid dress, walking down the aisle behind a beautiful bride. The one wedding she’d really like to attend is her own mum and dad’s. But as that’s never going to happen, it’s time for Tilly to make her own dream come true – and put her bridesmaid services up for hire. A fabulous, funny and moving story about the power of friendship from the mega- bestselling author of Tracy Beaker, Hetty Feather and Katy. Full of beautiful illustrations by much-loved illustrator, Nick Sharratt.

In addition to her talk at St. Francis, Jacqueline Wilson will also be opening the new Children’s Bookshop at David’s at 1 pm.

David’s Bookshop is thrilled to be hosting such a well-known author.  Paul Wallace, owner, says, “We know how phenomenally popular Jacqueline Wilson is and we're honoured to host her visit to Letchworth. No-one has done more to get children reading in recent years.”  St Francis’ Headmistress, Mrs Bronwen Goulding says, “St Francis’ College are delighted to be working with David’s Bookshop and being able to host such a key literacy personality as Dame Jacqueline Wilson on her visit to Letchworth Garden City.  Her books have inspired many young readers, including our own girls, and we are looking forward to the opportunity to hear her speak.”

Jacqueline Wilson is an extremely well-known and hugely popular author who served as Children's Laureate from 2005-7. She has been awarded a number of prestigious awards, including the British Children's Book of the Year and the Guardian Children's Fiction Award (for The Illustrated Mum), the Smarties Prize and the Children's Book Award (for Double Act, for which she was also highly commended for the Carnegie Medal). In 2002 Jacqueline was given an OBE for services to literacy in schools and in 2008 she was appointed a Dame. She was the author most borrowed from British libraries in the last decade.