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December 2nd, 2012:

midwinter fair update

Local author Clare Stanhope will be reading from her new book “Brenda’s Bottom and Her Birds” at the Hilly Fields Children’s Midwinter Fair on Saturday 8 December. Clare will be there from 11.00 to 12.00 and will also sign copies of her book which is suitable for children aged 4-10 years.

The story is a kind of magic realism for kids, describing how young Brenda’s bottom grows and grows until it appears remarkably like the river Thames winding its way through London under numerous bridges and past iconic landmarks. It also attracts birds from near and far (including Peru!). It’s a captivating story and the “birds, bridges and buildings” are all named and drawn in an addendum, so it has educational value and “a heartfelt message about body image” in the words of one reviewer.

Beautifully illustrated, the book already has five 5-star reviews on Amazon. A perfect Christmas present for children, grandchildren, nephews and nieces. Be there early to hear it, see it and get your copy!