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Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Will it never end?

As the 'wallpaper paste 'n newspaper' layers continue in mind-bogglingly boring tedium, Lily and I wonder if it will ever, ever end.

How strong does a hamster castle have to be, anyone????

Sunday, 28 August 2011

More Building of Castle Hamster

The layers and layers of paper mache (made with extra-strong wallpaper paste) continue and the castle walls get stronger and more impregnable. I'm spending approximately 4 hours a day ripping and sticking. Thank goodness for Radio 3 ...

Saturday, 27 August 2011

The Building of Castle Hamster

I'm giving a talk about There's a Hamster in my Pocket at the Wigtown Book Festival on Saturday October 1st and - for the first time in living history I'd guess - HAMSTERS are invited! (although probably best not to bring them in your pocket ...).

In preparation for this amazing event, I have begun the Building of Castle Hamster. Now, I know this looks pretty much like a large cardboard box with tubes attached, but give it time!

Over the next few weeks, I'll be up to my elbows in paper mache ...

There's a Hamster in my Pocket

My latest book is There's a Hamster in my Pocket, published by Frances Lincoln. It's the sequel to Sita, Snake-Queen of Speed and tells more stories of Yosser Farooq and her best friend Kylie Teasdale.
Earlier this summer I was delighted to hear There's a Hamster in my Pocket had been chosen for Richard and Judy's Summer Bookclub.