Emma Chichester Clark

2:30 pm

Emma Chichester Clark

2:30pm to 3:30pm - Sat 12 May 2018
St Mary’s Church

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Emma Chichester Clark in conversation with Nicolette Jones 

Suitable for ages 9+
Tickets £5 per person

Emma Chichester Clark is a London-born children’s book author and illustrator. She has published many of her own titles, including the acclaimed Blue Kangaroo and Melrose and Croc series, and has also worked with successful authors like Michael Morpurgo, Martin Waddell and Geraldine McCaughrean.

Emma has won the Mother Goose award for Best Newcomer to Children’s Book Illustration, been nominated for the Kurt Maschler Award for Illustration twice and been shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal.

Emma grew up in a farm house in the Irish countryside and went to boarding school in England. She tried to run away and, as punishment, was forced to peel potatoes every weekend in the school kitchens until the end of term! But her school days weren’t all bad, as it was also at this time that she also discovered her love of illustration.

Emma went on to study at the Royal College of Art, where she was taught by Quentin Blake. He describes her books as ‘funny, elegant and delicious.’  Emma now lives in west London with her husband, three stepsons and a scruffy dog called Plum. Plum is now rather famous herself, as the inspiration for her owner’s bestselling Plumdog series.

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