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I'm a frustrated cog in a massive corporate wheel! My fantasy land is my escape from the mundane 9-5. I've always enjoyed stories but it's only recently that I've started bringing my fantasy characters to life on paper. I'm no artist so they currently represent stick men but they are stick men (women and children too) with personalities, quirks, and adventures. I love working with children and al... More
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1. Alanna: The First Adventure (Kindle Edition)
    Author: Tamora Pierce
    Publisher: Simon Pulse
Ages 9-12 10/21/2013
Victoria said: I wanted to be her!
610 Reviews  
2. The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark (Paperback)
    Author: Jill Tomlinson
    Illustrator: Paul Howard
    Publisher: Egmont Books, Limited
Ages 4-8 10/21/2013
Victoria said: Extremely funny take on a serious subject- about learning to conquer your fears. The best line- 'I don't have any memories yet- I'm rather new you see'.
302 Reviews  
3. The Desperate Journey (Kelpies) (Paperback)
    Author: Kathleen Fidler
    Publisher: Five Seasons Press
Ages 9-12 10/21/2013
Victoria said: Extremely poignant!
5 Reviews  
4. Archer's Goon (Paperback)
    Author: Diana Wynne Jones
    Publisher: Egmont Childrens Books
N/A 10/21/2013
Victoria said: An excellent book. Entertaining, witty and surprising! The only time I can say anything 'Awful' was brilliant!
46 Reviews  
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Comment by Martine Horvath on 11/6/2013 at 6:29 PM:
No time for writing at the mo. Christmas hols hopefully will dedicate at least a week to writing between wrapping, shopping, work/family and friends Christmas dos! I almost studied at Winchester - beautiful place - went to Homerton in the end, happy days punting and pic-nics on the river Cam - Cam... more
Comment by sutapa basu on 11/6/2013 at 10:14 AM:
Hi Victoria,
Im looking forward to interacting with you and learning new things.
Comment by Martine Horvath on 11/5/2013 at 1:36 PM:
PS Forgot to say my husband went to St. Andrews - I have been given the guided tour - beautiful! Walked along the Chariot's of Fire beach which my late uncle David [Watkin] filmed. He got the oscar for filming Out of Africa - but my favourite was Chariot's of Fire and Hello Dolly with Barbara Stre... more
Comment by Martine Horvath on 11/5/2013 at 1:34 PM:
St. Helens. Children certainly give you food for thought, that's why I love the classroom and school environment generally...the teachers and parents give you ideas too...I love people watching. I'm gradually getting a few ideas down that I've lived with for too long as well. Good to get them out... more
Comment by Martine Horvath on 11/4/2013 at 3:28 PM:
Ah - there must be a lot of St. Andrew's schools in England! Mine is is a little further south. Schools are like churches - there are lots with the same name! My favourite genre for writing is children's - anything from fantasy, comic rhyming couplet texts and early years fiction in general to ed... more
Comment by Martine Horvath on 11/3/2013 at 3:26 PM:
What makes you think I live in Scotland? Have I put something accidentally that I don't know about on my profile? It should just say United Kingdom. Still getting used to Jacketflap! sporadic user!
Comment by Martine Horvath on 11/3/2013 at 9:44 AM:
Hello Victoria,

Sorry to disappoint. I'm not Scottish but a Lancashire lassie ...still northern and friendly like you no doubt!

Comment by Eric Hammond on 10/23/2013 at 11:11 PM:
Hello, Victoria.
Welcome to JacketFlap.
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