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Stories of World War One

Sunday 30 March 2014

1 Hour


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Ages 10+

As commemorations for the start of World War One get underway, four top children’s authors discuss the ways of imagining and describing the emotions of those people who were caught up in the war and its aftermath.

Tony Bradman has written books for all ages and is particularly known for the Dilly the Dinosaur series. His recent works include Viking Boy and Young Merlin. Jamila Gavin is an award-winning writer who has published a series of teenage novels. Her most recent, The Blood Stone, is set in 17th-century Venice and Hindustan. Marcia Williams is a writer and illustrator whose recent works include Lizzy Bennet’s Diary, a retelling of Pride and Prejudice, and The Elephant’s Friend and Other Tales from Ancient India. Bernard Ashley is a former head teacher now full-time writer of young people’s books. He has written more than 20 novels and been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal three times.