I hope you're all well and having a good week at school. My best grown up friend Jacqueline Harvey has asked me if I was happy to share my blog with Clementine Rose Appleby. She's a gorgeous little girl who lives in the village of Penberthy Floss, which is very close to where I live at Highton Mill. Clementine goes to Ellery Prep School where I used to go before boarding school. She has an adorable pet tea cup pig called Lavender and lives in a rambly old mansion, which her mother Lady Clarissa has turned into a country house hotel. She has an interesting great aunt, Violet and a there's a gorgeous man, Digby Pertwhistle who is the butler at the house - but is more like a member of the family, just like Shilly and Mrs Oliver at our house. Clementine Rose is going to write some posts for the blog every now and then too - she's very sweet and funny and she LOVES poetry, fashion and talking to the portraits of her grandparents on the stairs. I think she's completely adorable. I hope you do too.
I'm looking forward to telling you all about our adventures in England - we're here right now. But it's time for bed. We're visiting two schools tomorrow; Sarum Hall and Highgate Junior School and I can't wait!
Lots of love,
- Jacqueline Harvey
- 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