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Philip Ardagh

Philip Ardagh

Philip is the largest, quite literally, and most entertaining Wychwood author (not to mention his magnificent beard).

This Roald Dahl Funny Prize-winning author has written far too many books to list here but I’m guessing he will tell us all about them at his event! He'll be bringing us his new book Secret Diary of Kitty Cask, Smugglers Daughter – shortlisted for the Teach Primary Book Awards 2019. This fourth book in the Secret Diary series, involves 18th century Kitty in the thick of her smuggler father's schemes, salvaging shipwrecks, staging prison-breaks, and staying one step ahead of the tyrannical excisemen! It's filled with action and intrigue as well as amazing facts and historical trivia.

Be prepared to fall off your seat laughing and oh, do come early as the crowds will be gathering to meet the very lovely Philip.