Hello and welcome to the website of

Margaret Bateson-Hill

author and storyteller

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I am a member of Children’s Writers and Illustrators for Stories and Literacy

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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 ...

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For  my ten top tips for writing a story  

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Check out some great art work made by students  as part of World Book Day celebrations by reading my latest blog post

Welcome to my website where you can explore my books, and find out about me ,  

You'll find videos, blogs, soundcloud recordings,  downloadable resources,  information about school visits and dates of my public events (including my Horniman storytelling dates.)

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I'm also taking part in #BookPenPals where I will be sending a postcard a month to year 3, Cottesmore Academy, Oakham and

year5, Giraffes class, Marcham C of E Primary, Abingdon


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photo by Gianluca De Girolamo www.adshot.co.uk

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What inspires you to write?

The colours of autumn inspired me to write a poem comparing autumn to  a court jester


From my poem, 'Autumn Motley'


Harlequin season;

Clothed in scarlet, gold and green.

All stripe, streak, speckle and spot.


Can you think of a character

to describe Autumn?


I was inspired by some interesting people  and objects for my half term storytelling events at Kensington Palace, the Museum of the Order of St John and the Horniman Museum