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Sian Pattenden - Author

About the Author

Siân Pattenden is an illustrator, author and journalist who lives in London.

She has written for publications such as Smash Hits, NME, The Face, the Guardian, Independent and many more. She is also the author of How to Make it in the Music Business (Virgin Books). She has appeared on national radio and TV as a so-called pop pundit.

Earlier in her life, as a child, she did some acting (see ‘other stuff’) and wrote a play which went to Edinburgh called Steven Newman Doesn’t Eat Quiche. At 16, she was the fringe’s youngest playwright ever. That was in the ’80s.

She has just illustrated the playing cards for “Unhappy Families” by Portobello Games (see Portfolio for examples), as featured in the Daily Telegraph and London Evening Standard.

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The Magical Peppers and the Great Vanishing Act

The Magical Peppers and the Great Vanishing Act

Author: Sian Pattenden Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2013

The third show-stopping adventure from The Magical Peppers. Don't miss it! The Magical Pepper twins Esme and Monty are back with their Uncle Potty again - a professional magician, with a knack of getting himself - and the twins - into trouble! Potty's been asked to perform for the Queen at the Monolith Museum in London. But in a museum full of Egyptian mummies, and secret passageways, and enchanted crystal skulls, you can be sure things won't go to plan... This book includes real magic tricks and tips which readers can try at home!

The Magical Peppers and the Island of Invention

The Magical Peppers and the Island of Invention

Author: Sian Pattenden Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2012

A strange old theatre at the end of the pier is the setting for the next fantastic adventure full of magic and mayhem with unbeatable double act, Esme & Monty Pepper, and their madcap Uncle Potty... The Pepper twins, Esme and Monty and their uncle Potty have been summoned to the Sea Spray Theatre on the end of Crab Pie Pier. They're on a mission to keep the old theatre from closing and must perform the show of a lifetime to reel in the crowds. But not everyone wants the theatre to survive and a certain someone is determined to sabotage the show, whatever the cost... Add a strange island hideaway full of zany inventions (including the Great Crab Pie Flytrap and the Banana-Powered Test Your Strength machine), a hair-raising helicopter rescue-mission, some dodgy fortune-telling and the world's biggest goldfish bowl and the Peppers are in for an unforgettable summer.

The Peppers and the International Magic Guys

The Peppers and the International Magic Guys

Author: Sian Pattenden Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/02/2012

Take a peek behind the scenes at the wonderful world of THE PEPPERS... A show-stopping adventure starring an unbeatable double act - the Pepper twins, Monty & Esme. The Pepper twins Esme and Monty are spending the summer holidays with their bumbling Uncle Potty. Potty is an enthusiastic member of the International Magic Guys organisation so when it is threatened with closure the twins must use every trick in the book to save it... But no one can find the book, the escapologist is all tied up and the human cannonball has put Potty's assistant out of action. Can the twins still pull off the performance of a lifetime? The book includes real magic tricks and tips which readers can try at home!

Operation Ward 10

Operation Ward 10

Author: Sian Pattenden Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/07/2007

As Agatha Bilke sits in A and E at the Rottington Hospital, she knows she's done something awful . . . or has she? The trouble is she can't remember a thing. Covered in bandages, she finds herself admitted to the children's ward, filled with patients who have been there for months with no sign of improvement Dennis Guffe a boy with stomach pains, Holbeck Folbeck, a trust-fund kid with a 20-a-day habit (and a bad foot), and the obnoxiously nice Cauliflower Trinkle (is she thick?). The Worst Girl Ever Known to Humanity was never going to be a cooperative patient, and when an X-ray reveals a ghastly truth the sort of thing you wouldn t want anyone finding out about you she flees the hospital. In this hilarious sequel to The Awful Tale of Agatha Bilke, Agatha performs routine heart surgery, carjacks an ambulance and uncovers the cause of a National Disaster. But what has she done with Cauliflower? And can she stop 'Holby' finding out her terrible secret?

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