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Damian Kelleher

Once upon an island . . .

Kiran Millwood Hargrave, Geraldine McCaughrean and Julia Green Chaired by Damian Kelleher

Saturday, 24 March 2018

2:00pm

1 hour

Story Museum: Story Exchange

£8

Three star authors, three different but equally wonderful stories, all set on islands. Kiran Millwood Hargrave, Geraldine McCaughrean and Julia Green have all set their new books on islands – what is it about islands that makes them such special settings for stories, how did these islands at the edge of the world set free their authors’ imaginations? Find out in this session chaired by Damian Kelleher, journalist, writer and former editorial director of Young Telegraph.

Hargrave’s The Island at the End of Everything was shortlisted for the Costa Children’s Book Award. It follows Ami’s quest to return to her island home after being taken from her mother and banished overseas. McCaughrean’s Where the World Ends finds a group of men and boys put ashore a remote sea stack to harvest birds for food but no-one returns to pick them up. Green’s The Northern Sky is the story of a 15-year-old girl’s trip to a remote island in the Outer Hebrides and how it helps her to cope with a sense of loss.

Age 10+

Children and Young People

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FT Weekend Title partner University of Oxford HSBC Global banking partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner Worcester College Worcester College: Festival college partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner BBC World Service International radio partner BBC Four Television Broadcast media partner British Academy HM Government of Gibraltar Festival green room sponsor Gibunco Group Sponsor of Gibraltar Lecture Galileo Foundation Italian Cultural Institute Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Ian and Carol Sellars Lady Hatch Emily Rose and James Marrow George Warren Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design Marshall Maserati Festival courtesy cars The Macdonald Randolph Hotel The festival hotel Eynsham Hall Said Business School Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies New College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Cross College St Cross College Corpus Christi College The Queen’s College The Queen's College St John’s College St John's College Jesus College Hertford College Exeter College Exeter College St Hilda’s College Keble College Keble College Oxford University Press Princeton University Press Oxford Brookes University Oxford Cultural Collective K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography Ashmolean Museum Floris of London University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office The Oxford Times Regional media partner BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner Macdonald Bear Hotel Conference Oxford Critchleys Liaison Financial Services The Litmus Partnership British Humanist Association The Sheldonian Theatre Felicity Bryan Associates The Royal Society of Literature Oxford University Museum of Natural History The Story Museum Oxford City Council City Audio Visual OX magazine