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Friday book review – Ratburger by David Walliams

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Friday 5th October 2012

David Walliams is the fastest growing children’s author in the UK  – so children aged nine and up will be thrilled to hear that his fifth novel has hit the bookshops. Like its predecessors, Ratburgeris hilarious, sad and at times downright revolting. It isn’t for children of a nervous disposition but most young readers will laugh uproariously from start to finish – in between gasping in horror at Burt, Walliams’s ...keep reading

View of the Olympics from France – and David Walliams’s new book

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Tuesday 31st July 2012

The south of France is usually heaving with UK visitors at this time of year. But in sun-baked Avignon I didn’t spot any British tourists at all (apart from us, that is). The newsagents’ stack of English newspapers looked untouched and there wasn’t a whisper of an English accent at the historic Palais des Papes. I suspect most people are at home glued to the Olympics. And come to think ...keep reading