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Welcome to my website for younger readers.

If you want to find out more about me as a writer, my stories and the worlds
I’ve created, you’re in the right place.

Enjoy exploring and discovering!

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone - read by Stephen Fry

The Ickabog - read by J.K. Rowling

Quidditch Through the Ages - read by Andrew Lincoln

The Song of The Ickabog - The Ickabog

Meet The Ickabog!

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The Christmas Pig is Announced!

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Cover for The Christmas Pig Revealed

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Two Illustrations Revealed From The Christmas Pig

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I spent a year living in Paris, while I was studying for my degree in French and Classics at Exeter University.  

I was on a train from Manchester to London when I came up with the idea for Harry Potter. The train was delayed, and as I sat there, all the details of a black-haired, bespectacled boy-wizard just bubbled up in my brain…

My two West Highland terriers are called Bronte and Emma. 

When I was a child, I read absolutely anything.  These books are the ones I particularly loved then and read time and time again. 

When I’m writing, my absolute favourite thing to drink is tea. My husband sometimes brings me a cup, without me even asking.  

The thistle is an emblem of Scotland, where I have lived since 1993. 

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