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Jacqueline Harvey has combined a successful career in education with her love of a good story. She is the author of 14 novels for younger readers and a picture book, THE SOUND OF THE SEA, which was awarded Honour Book in the 2006 Children’s Book Council Awards. Her bestselling Alice-Miranda series centres on the life of Alice-Miranda Highton-Smith-Kennington-Jones, a perpetually positive and determined seven year old who takes herself off to boarding school because it appeals to her sense of adventure. The first book in the series, Alice-Miranda At School was released in Australia in February 2010 with Alice-Miranda On Holiday, Alice-Miranda Takes the Lead, Alice-Miranda At Sea, Alice-Miranda In New York, Alice-Miranda Shows the Way and Alice-Miranda In Paris following at six month intervals. Jacqueline is currently contracted to write 12 Alice-Miranda books. She has a new series for younger readers (5-9 year olds) which launched in Australia in September 2012. Jacqueline is contracted to write eight Clementine-Rose books with Random House Australia. For more information go to www.jacquelineharvey.com.au

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Happy New Year!

Hello Friends,

I can't believe that it's 2012 already. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas - I spent it with all of the people I love the best in the world; Mummy and Daddy, Aunt Charlotte and Uncle Lawrence, Granny, Mrs Oliver, Shilly, Max, Mr and Mrs Greening, Heinrich and Lily and of course Poppy and Jasper. Daisy and Granny Bert were there too - and Granny was dancing with Daddy to funny old Christmas tunes. The only people who were missing were Millie and Jacinta but they spent Christmas with their families and we did catch up for New Year. I've recently had the most amazing adventure in New York City and in less than a month you'll be able to read all about it, when Alice-Miranda In New York hits the shops. My best grown up friend, Jacqueline Harvey is busy making arrangements for a very exciting launch - so please come back again soon for all the details. I can't wait, because later this year the Winchesterfield Village Show is on and we're all hoping that Miss Grimm might allow the girls to go for the first time ever - that would be fantastic.
See you soon.
Lots of love,
Alice-Miranda xoxox

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