Emma Carroll is the multi award-winning author of many bestselling
historical stories, including Secrets of a Sun King, Letters from
the Lighthouse, The Week at World’s End and A Night at the Frost
Fair. With a background as an English teacher, her stories
are often magical, and always led by a cast of impressive female
characters. She lives in the Somerset hills with her husband
and two talkative terriers.
Lauren Child is an award-winning artist and writer. She is the creator of many much-loved characters, including Clarice Bean, Charlie and Lola, Ruby Redfort and standalone picture books including The New Small Person and The Pesky Rat. With a unique ability to see the world through a child’s eyes, she is one of the most influential and innovative creators of her generation and served as Children’s Laureate 2017-19. She holds a CBE for services to literature, is a Fellow of the Foundling Museum and was a trustee of the House of Illustration for 10 years.