I love World Book Day (even if I’m not doing a school visit), in the same
It’s like oxygen, to an author. Seeing how people love your ideas, how they want to share that with other people. I think cosplaying is perhaps the sincerest form of flattery; move over, sarcasm.
This year, my eldest (year 7) didn’t want to dress up. At my littlest’s school, their theme was detective stories. I was thrilled when she asked if she could dress up as Sherlock Holmes, one of my
Conan Doyle created a wonderful legacy with his novellas, and it’s humbling to know that reference copies of my stories are sat in the British Library alongside his, and J.K. Rowlings, Neil Gaiman and my many other influences.
I hope you all have a wonderful World Book Day, and make time to crack open a book today or read a bedtime story.