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Trouble with Badgers

A strange title for a blog I’ll grant you, but then you don’t like badgers like I know badgers. And I didn’t know badgers well until Monday, when John Dougherty came for a visit.

Now John has written many hilarious books, but his latest ‘Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face and the Badness of Badgers’, has opened my eyes to what naughty creatures they are,

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So, after quite a horrendous encounter with the M4, John came bouncing through the door, guitar in hand and went straight into his first hour with a very excited group of children from a local primary school. He sang, he jumped around, he enthused about books and generally inspired everyone in the room (adults included). All of this, fuelled with little more than a cup of tea and boundless enthusiasm. Here are some pics of John in action,

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John’s song about underpants proved very popular…I can’t imagine why!

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The lucky children got to hear the man himself reading from Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face, as well as getting their books signed. There’s nothing better than a personalised, signed book,

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After a spot of lunch, John did it all again with another class of children, before collapsing on the sofa for a while to meet passing book lovers.

By the end of the day we had run out of John’s books, but never fear, we have now re-stocked. If you can get to an event with John (or want him to visit your school), I can’t recommend him highly enough. We had a fab day and can’t wait to read the next instalment of Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face.

p.s. We are happy to provide discounted books for author visits either at the shop (for booked in groups) or in schools.

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