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Penelope Harper - Author

Penelope Harper is a freelance writer and editor, and a former radio presenter and school librarian. The Lollipop and Grandpa series are her first children’s books, inspired by her relationship with her own grandfather.

Penelope read American Studies at Hull University and then lived in Seattle for a year. She did a postgrad diploma in broadcast journalism at Falmouth in Cornwall and became a radio journalist working as a breakfast show presenter for Mix96 in Aylesbury for many years; highlights of her journalism career include wing-walking and being sawn in half live on air. She left the UK twice for Australia, the first time taking up a temporary contract in New South Wales to broadcast from a tin shed. Returning to the UK she realised that her heart wasn’t in journalism any more and decided to take a chance and start writing about her childhood adventures with her Grandpa.

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Lollipop and Grandpa Go Swimming
Penelope Harper - illustrated by James Cate
In this new picture book series from Phoenix Yard Books, Lollipop and Grandpa are intrepid explorers, always on the lookout for the next adventure. In this stylish picture book a trip to the swimming pool offers all sorts of opportunities for excitement....
Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/06/2012
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