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Defender of the Realm

I don’t mean to sound as if I’m showing off, but we seriously do have the best job in the world. Yes, it swings between bonkers busy and tumbleweed city, but we get to meet inspirational people: authors, illustrators, children, teachers, librarians…the list goes on and on.

Anyway, yesterday, I spent the whole day with the screen writers of Octonauts, Thomas the Tank Engine, Danger Mouse and more. As if that isn’t cool enough, Mark Huckerby and Nick Ostler also co-write the Defender of the Realm series.

If you like Artemis Fowl, Alex Rider and the like, then Defender of the Realm will be perfect for you. I don’t want to give much away, but there’s royalty, a huge black dragon, a flying horse and the odd zombie Viking too. The books are awesome, as are Mark and Nick.

Watching Mark and Nick in action was exhausting, so goodness knows how tired they must have felt by the end of their very busy week!

Here they are, in various action shots:

Thanks go out to Mark and Nick, Scholastic, West Horndon Primary School and Northlands Primary, for generally being brilliant. We can’t wait to read the third in the series…


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