Tag Archives: Frances Lincoln

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 […]

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! […]

Getting children to tell stories

Last week was National Storytelling Week, and there are many ways to explore telling stories. I was involved in a wonderful project at Gospal Oak Primary School, with Apples and Snakes. The project encouraged the whole school to tell stories. The school had devised an exciting structure for their project which can easily be adapted […]

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 […]

Persephone at Yohji Making Waves – The Wapping Project

The Wapping Project have an exquisite installation by iconic Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto. The boiler house has been filled with water. A voluminous silk dress falls from the roof, reflecting in a dark pool of water that covers the floor. Delicate sound and light  create a meditative atmosphere. And a little boat carries visitors across the […]

Zarina’s Orchard comes to life

Sussed Theatre Company asked if they could use my story ‘Zarina’s Orchard’ from Tales Told in Tents, to create a play with a community theatre group based at Sidlesham School. Sussed used the story as a starting point to: research Central Asian music and dance; improvise scenes, develop characters and invent dialogue; write a song, […]

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 […]

Rama and Sita – Path of Flames

Sally Pomme Clayton and Sophie Herxheimer’s latest book came out on October 7 2010. It brings to life an ancient Hindu epic, The Ramayana, which has travelled across religions, languages, and countries. Princess Sita has been stolen by Ravana, the Demon King. And Rama sets off to find her. Rama is helped by Hanuman, the […]