LONDON, 17 April 2015—The much loved television star Holly Willoughby and her sister, Kelly Willoughby, will make a special appearance at the Barnes Children’s Literature Festival on Saturday 25 April 2015.
Holly and Kelly are the co-writers of the hugely popular series for younger readers L’Etoile: School for Stars which is set in a stage school and follows the lives, friendships and dreams of stardom of the pupils. Their first title in the series, First Term at L’Etoile, became the UK’s highest selling children’s debut of 2013.
Their fifth and latest book in the series Double Trouble at L’Etoile was released last month.
Holly Willoughby, who hosts shows including This Morning and Surprise Surprise, and her sister, Kelly, said that working on School for Stars fulfilled a long held ambition to write together.
‘It was a dream come true writing our own children’s book and we are thrilled children love it as much as we do,’ they said.
The sisters, both working mums, said they were delighted to be invited to come to Barnes.
‘Barnes is the loveliest village in London. It’s a great place for families with a real community feel and we can’t wait to be part of the fun on the day,’ they said.