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Margaret Bateson-Hill

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I am a member of Children’s Writers and Illustrators in South London              

For more info please contact cwislenquiries@hotmail.com

or visit the CWISL website www.cwisl.org.uk

For news about the CWISL writing festival held at London South Bank University visit the ShoutSouth! website www.shoutsouth.org.uk

CWISL publishes a online creative writing magazine for children



clicking on a book will take you to the Dragon Racer website

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I am a member of Tall Tales Big Moves -  a dance theatre project taking place in Thanet, East Kent, and around the UK, combining dance, drama, creative writing, storytelling ...

Click on the logo to visit the Tall Tales website www.talltalesbigmoves.co.uk

For more info on Sea Story visit www.seastory.co.uk

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I am delighted to announce that the new editions of

 Lao Lao of Dragon Mountain  - with a new Simplified Chinese translation by Manyee Wan

and Masha and the Firebird,  by Alanna Books

are out NOW!




Read my guest post, 'Discovering Dragons'

Federation of Children's book Groups blog #NSSM2015



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I am a tutor for Chelsea Young Writers              

For more info on their courses please visit their website

www.chelseayoung writers.co.uk


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Read my tips for encouraging reluctant readers


The summer holidays are over.

I've read so many books, including the new Harry Potter, One by Sarah Crossan (Carnegie winner) and The Ghosts of Heaven by Marcus Sedwick. What have you been reading?


I am three quarters of the way through writing my new book - still without a title!


Very excited that this autumn Lao Lao of Dragon Mountain will be twenty years old! There will be celebrations!

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