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Books by Karen Wallace

I like even numbers so I have high hopes for this year of 2016. I don’t do markets in the winter. Too wet for books. So this February I am going to the French town of Ceret in the Pyrenees with my husband, Sam, who also writes books. Twelve years ago, I began my second novel, “Climbing a Monkey Puzzle Tree”, there. We go on wonderful walks in the mountains following the tracks of wild boar. Spain is an hour away. The food is delicious. It’s the perfect place to write.

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  • On a freezing foggy day, it was bright and warm inside Madley Primary School

    On a freezing foggy day, it was bright and warm inside Madley Primary School

    What a lovely school! All the children were keen and interested and asked very good questions. One teacher said, ‘It was an inspirational visit’.
    I am delighted to be asked to visit again in the summer

  • Small is Beautiful!

    Small is Beautiful!

    St. Mary’s Primary School in Bucknell is not a large school. But what a wonderful school it is! When Linda McClean, teacher of Class 1, asked me to visit, I was delighted. I had a full day with all the children and even managed to fit in a Creative Writing Workshop! The chocolate cake pudding for lunch was delicious!

  • A Super Sunny Day at Kensington Prep School

    A Super Sunny Day at Kensington Prep School

    It was the first ever Book Festival on a perfect spring day. We talked about everything from fast food favourites to New York crocodiles and urban legends. The girls even performed a play outside in the sunshine!

  • Book Day at QEH Junior School in Bristol, March 2015

    Book Day at QEH Junior School in Bristol, March 2015

    I was delighted when Joy Richards asked me to visit the school. We talked about big game hunting on the Nile and New York gangsters in Edwardian times.
    And one clever boy knew how to spell Tutankhamun all on his own!

  • World Book Day at Woodfield Primary, March 2015

    World Book Day at Woodfield Primary, March 2015

    I had a tremendous time at Woodfield Primary in Wolverhampton. It’s a great big school with hundreds of great children. And all of them really enjoyed World Book Day, 2015.

  • Fabulous Book Festival at Hazlegrove School, March 2015

    Fabulous Book Festival at Hazlegrove School, March 2015

    Everything about Hazlegrove is wonderful! So many books. So many keen readers. Even the sausages are homemade and come straight from the school farm. I had a superb day.

  • Happy New Year to Wrotham Road Primary!

    Happy New Year to Wrotham Road Primary!

    January 6th, 2015. It’s the first day of the Spring Term and a grand start to school visits this year!

  • Bilton Grange is brilliant!

    Bilton Grange is brilliant!

    Lots of great interaction with the children. And the best homemade biscuits in the Midlands!

  • A tremendous time with the children at Brockworth Academy.

    A tremendous time with the children at Brockworth Academy.

    Taking assembly was a great honour and the children asked all kinds of good questions.

  • A Day with the Girls at St. Hilda's, Bushey

    A Day with the Girls at St. Hilda's, Bushey

    This October, Book Week kicked off with a visit to St. Hilda’s. We talked about writing novels and I told some stories about growing up in Quebec and particularly about the bad behaviour of a big grey cat called Bogey.

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