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New Event: Blue Peter Book I Couldn’t Put Down. 2pm Saturday 20 March, Christ Church Dining Hall, Oxford

7-12s Three books were shortlisted this year in Blue Peter’s ‘Book I Couldn’t Put Down’ category, and all three authors are appearing here in the setting for Hogwarts hall to talk about their shortlisted books.

This year’s Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival runs from March 20-28. To book tickets, go to, or phone 0870 343 1001.

  • Frank Cottrell Boyce, film-maker, Carnegie-Medal-winning author and father of seven, presents his laugh-out-loud space adventure Cosmic (with a theme of fatherhood).
  • Ali Sparkes’ time-travel story Frozen in Time has now been shortlisted for six awards.
  • And Harriet Goodwin, whose debut The Boy Who Fell Down Exit 43 is already causing a stir, and who is also – not to spoil a surprise – a professional classical singer.

Sonali Shah of CBBC Newsround will chair.

Added: February 19, 2010     Comments (6)



  1. Juliette says:

    Hello Harriet,
    You came into our school today.
    I am a pupil of Stretton Sugwas School, Herefordshire.
    I haven’t read your book yet but I think it sounds great. You are an exellent singer – I like it when you go 1,2,3 and then do a scale!
    Lots of love Jetty

  2. harriet43 says:

    Hi Jetty,
    I loved coming to see you all today. You are very lucky to go to such a beautiful school.

  3. Sumayyah says:

    Hello Harriet,
    You came to our school on thursday.
    I am a pupil of blue gate fields school
    You gave a really nice speech thank you
    I will try a borrow your book “the boy who fell down exit 43.”

  4. harriet43 says:

    Hi Sumayyah,
    That’s great! Keep in touch!

  5. Sumayyah says:

    hello harriet our school has visited an librey and has met you but im sorry i wasnt chosen to go the schools name was calle stoneyholmeprimary school

  6. will coadey says:

    thank you for coming into our school.It was really cool. I want to buy graven hunger it sounds really cool

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