Jacqueline Wilson | The Other Edie Trimmer
Sat 22 Apr 2023 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Join us for an hour in the company of the much-loved Dame Jacqueline Wilson and discover how she started her writing career, how she created some of her best-loved characters as well as hearing about her brand-new book, The Other Edie Trimmer.
Edie is fascinated by Victorian times, and she’s just desperate to be cast in the lead role of her drama club production of Oliver. When she’s given a real Victorian notebook she’s determined to write the best story ever, all about a girl in a workhouse.
But when she starts writing, something strange happens. Edie finds herself in Victorian London. She feels the same, but everything around her is completely different to what she knows. Soon, she realises she’s living the life of another Edie Trimmer – and is in danger of being sent to a real workhouse!
Will she forget everything she knows about her other life – and will she ever be able to make it back to her family?
In conversation with Festival Honorary Patron Alex Clark.
This event is suitable for children aged 7+
Venue: TTP stage (Cambridge Union)
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Jacqueline Wilson wrote her first novel when she was nine years old, and she has been writing ever since. She is now one of Britain’s bestselling and most beloved children’s authors. She has written over 100 books and is the creator of characters such as Tracy Beaker and Hetty Feather. More than forty million copies of her books have been sold. As well as winning many awards for her books, including the Children’s Book of the Year, Jacqueline is a former Children’s Laureate, and in 2008 she was appointed a Dame. Jacqueline is also a great reader, and has amassed over 20,000 books, along with her famous collection of silver rings.
Alex Clark is a broadcaster and journalist, who writes for many publications including the Guardian, the Observer, and the Times Literary Supplement. She is a co-host on the Graham Norton Book Club for Audible and hosts the TLS podcast. She is a professional chairperson and appears all over the UK at Cheltenham, Hay and the Southbank Centre. Alex is a festival honorary patron.