The Mysterious World of…. Angus Mackinnon and James Thorp
Barnes Children’s Literature Festival: What did you want to be when you were growing up?
Angus Mackinnon: The Incredible Hulk.
James Thorp: I wanted to be the man who rakes the sandpit in the Olympics long-jump finals.
BCLF: What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
AM: Flip your knickers inside out to keep them fresh.
JT: Move toward the things you like.
BCLF: And the worst?
AM: Don’t trust men with beards.
JT: Leave your swimming goggles at home.
BCLF: My favourite word is…
BCLF: My greatest fear is…
AM: Forgetting to pack my fingers.
JT: Being eaten by a bogey.
BCLF: My hidden talent is…
AM: Being able to talk to animals.
BCLF: Favourite book as a child?
AM: Mrs Moore in Space by Gertrude L Moore.
JT: The Yellow Pages.
BCLF: Who is your favourite literary villain?
AM: HAL 9000 (from Arthur C. Clarke’s Space Odyssey series).
JT: The Devil.