Category Archives: my publications

The No Panic Book of Not Panicking – well-being through creative writing

The No Panic Book of Not Panicking – well-being through creative writing. Book Launch with readings from the book, 16 June, 6pm Sutton Library, Saint Nicholas Way, SM1 1EA. The event is part of London Creativity and Wellbeing week.  Tickets are free but booking is essential. The Visitors Lying in bed, I hear voices downstairs ‘It’s […]

Greek myths – Stories of Sun, Stone and Sea

Greek myths – Stories of Sun, Stone and Sea has just come out in a new edition as part of Frances Lincoln’s ‘The Classics’ series. It has a stunning new cover by illustrator Jane Ray.   I am very proud that the book is part of The Reading Agency’s summer reading challenge which has the […]

Taking Tales Told in Tents into a primary school

Heathfield Junior School, Twickenham, are doing a month long project with year 4 pupils based on my book Tales Told in Tents (illustrated by Sophie Herxheimer and published by Frances Lincoln (2004). They will write and tell stories and learn about Central Asian cultures. I visited the school through Authors Aloud. I took with me […]

Persephone in paperback!

My book ‘Persephone – a journey from winter to spring’ illustrated by Virginia Lee and published by Frances Lincoln, has just come out in paperback. It has a beautiful new cover: And there is a lovely review in the Saturday Guardian! The book has been recommended by Julia Eccleshare as perfect summer reading for kids! […]

Cupid have Mercy

Shakespeare’s birthday is celebrated every year by the Royal Shakespeare Company and the town of Stratford-upon-Avon. This year I will be joining the celebrations, performing some ancient Greek myths. Shakespeare refers to Greek and Roman gods, goddesses, myths and legends throughout many of his plays. I will bring to life the story of Perseus, Medusa, […]

‘With music in Istanbul’

Istanbul is my favourite city, a mesmerising, magical place. I have visited several times, sometimes staying for weeks. Each visit was a unique adventure, it is a place that you can never get to the end of. I have been commissioned to write a short story about one encounter I had in Istanbul, for Oxygen […]

Greek Myths – starry sales!

My  latest book ‘Greek Myths – stories of sun, stone and sea’ has been in bookshops all over the UK.  It has been selling so well, it was on the best seller list of Blackwell’s Bookshop this Christmas! There have been some very nice reviews of the book. The Times called it, “luminously lovely.” Many […]

Greek Myths – Stories of Sun, Stone and Sea

My  new book ‘Greek Myths – Stories of Sun, Stone and Sea,’ has just come out! It is beautifully illustrated by Jane Ray. I was asked by my publisher Frances Lincoln to write the book for younger readers, to introduce them to the world of Ancient Greece, to the Gods and their stories. So I […]

Stories have no passports

‘Rama and Sita – Path of flames’ has been chosen as an ‘Outstanding International Book’ for children by USBBY, the United States Board on Books for Young People. USBBY supports international exchange about books and reading. Every year they select a list of Outstanding International Books for children which is published as a bookmark. Sharing […]

Persephone – a journey through translations

My book Persephone – A Journey from winter to spring , illustrated by Virginia Lee (published by Frances Lincoln) has been included in The Guardian’s list of children’s books for Christmas. This is thanks to Agiati Benardou, a Greek journalist.  She reviewed the Greek version of the book, along with a performance I gave in […]