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Talented young writer sees her story go into print - Princess Poppy author makes presentation at school

Annabel Hamilton with author Janey Louise Jones at Cauldwell Lower School, Bedford.

Annabel Hamilton with author Janey Louise Jones at Cauldwell Lower School, Bedford.

A talented seven-year-old from Bedford is seeing her name in print after triumphing in a national storywriting competition.

Annabel Hamilton, who attends Cauldwell Lower School, entered a competiton run by Blossom Magazine, in which she had to write a 500-word story and illustrate it with pictures. As part of her prize she will see her account go into print in the magazine and was presented with a hardbound illustrated picture book of her story.

The budding young author was presented with the book by celebrated children’s author Janey Louise Jones who travelled from Edinburgh to do a special reading and writing workshop with the pupils at the school on Tuesday.

The school will also receive a selection of books for their school library from Random House.

Leading writer Janey, author of the Princess Poppy books and who judged Annabel’s work said: “It was always my dream as a little girl to be a writer, so I am really pleased to be involved with Blossom Magazine in their search for a young story-teller.

“I would loved to have had a story illustrated and published at such a young age and I’m sure the competition has been a source of inspiration for budding writers everywhere - dreams can come true!”

 

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