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Hilary McKay - Author

Hilary McKay won the Costa Children's Book Award for The Skylarks' War, the Guardian Fiction Prize for The Exiles, and the Smarties and the Whitbread Award for The Exiles in Love and Saffy's Angel respectively. Hilary McKay's Fairy Tales was her first book with Macmillan Children's Books and is a critically acclaimed collection of clever retellings.

You can read her character Rose Casson's blog by clicking here - and Rose's tweets on the right hand side of this page.

Q & A with Hilary McKay

What is your earliest childhood memory?
Watching steam trains with my grandfather. He died before I was two years
old, so that is a very early memory.


If you could be any animal, what would it be and why?
Well, who could turn down the gift of flight? Or travel without luggage? Or a
life spent following the sun? Without doubt, I would be a swallow. I realise this
means a lifetime of eating flies, but I think it would be worth it.


What is your dream holiday destination?
I would start at the Sangre de Cristo mountains in New Mexico and travel South
through Central America, along the coast to Peru, then down through Chile
across to the Falklands and on to Antarctica, which I would circumnavigate.
Then I would travel North to New Zealand where I would spend a long time
warming up and then across to Australia. I would spend quite a long time in
Sydney and go up into the Blue Mountains (I might go sapphire hunting there)
and then to the Great Barrier Reef (of course).
That would be far enough for me.


What is your morning routine?
Alas, I do not have a morning routine.


If you could have one special talent, what would it be?
Singing, undoubtedly. That would make me the happiest. But I have a friend
whose talent is languages and I envy that one very much.

Likes: Millions of things! Books, cats, honey, letters from readers (hint, hint), real music, apples, swimming in cold water, chocolate coated ginger biscuits, trees.

Dislikes: Putting things away, litter, loud TV, hot rooms, being told what to think.

3 words that best descibe me: Untidy, happy, hopeful!

A Secret that not many people know: I am a VERY slow reader!

Author's Website: https://www.hilarymckay.co.uk/

Books Authored By Hilary McKay

The Swallows' Flight

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The Swallows' Flight

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Caddy's World

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Permanent Rose

Hilary McKay

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Forever Rose

Hilary McKay

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Saffy's Angel

Hilary McKay

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Caddy Ever After

Hilary McKay

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Indigo's Star

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The Time of Green Magic

Hilary McKay

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Boudica's Army

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The Time of Green Magic

Hilary McKay

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The Exiles

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The Exiles in Love

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The Skylarks' War

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Straw into Gold

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Tower and the Bird

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Binny Bewitched

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Dragon

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The Sticky Witch 4u2read

Hilary McKay

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The Sticky Witch 4u2read

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Binny for Short

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Great Expectations

Hilary McKay

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Oliver

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Caddy's World

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The Duck in the Park

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The Sticky Witch

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Indigo's Star

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Forever Rose

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Caddy Ever After

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Saffy's Angel

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Dog Friday

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Amber Cat

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Permanent Rose

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Permanent Rose

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Saffy's Angel

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Indigo's Star

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Amazing!

Hilary McKay

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The Exiles at Home

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Forever Rose

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The Exiles: The Exiles

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Caddy Ever After

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Caddy Ever After

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Swop!

Hilary McKay

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Indigo's Star

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