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Takeover 2019 - Cressida Cowell, Children's Laureate

The magic of reading, diverse heroes and the importance of seeing yourself in a book, lost ancestors, funny words. Author Cressida Cowell guest edits.

Cressida Cowell says, "I will be talking about the thoroughly modern magic of reading and how that magic can and must be made accessible to absolutely everybody. Also I'll be talking exclusively to Woman's Hour about lost ancestors including an extraordinary but forgotten relative of mine, plus the vital importance of diverse authors and heroes for children, and funny words for the countryside, the words we are losing and our worrying disconnect with nature."

Presenter: Jenni Murray

Interviewed guests:
Cressida Cowell, Children's Laureate
David Tennant, actor
Jonathan Douglas, director, National Literacy Trust
Claire Williams, deputy head, Kenilworth Primary School
Patrice Lawrence, author
Aimee Felone, publisher
Jackie Morris, writer and illustrator
Dr Kate Lewthwaite, citizen science manager at the Woodland Trust

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45 minutes

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  • Thu 25 Jul 2019 10:00

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