Children’s author will visit Elland

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Famous children’s author Jacqueline Wilson will be speaking at an event at Bertie’s Banqueting Rooms in Elland on Wednesday October 26 to celebrate 40 years of the Kirklees and Calderdale Children’s Book Group.

Her books have sold more than 30 million copies in the UK alone and they have been translated into 34 different languages, making her one of the UK’s best-selling authors of the past decade and the latest in a long line of children’s authors to take up the invitation to visit.

The event is organised jointly by The Book Group, Kirklees Libraries and the Children’s Book Shop at Lindley. Jacqueline’s next book Sapphire Battersea is due for publication on September 29. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing.

Tickets are £19.50 for a three-course meal and coffee. They are available from the Children’s Bookshop in Lidget Street, Lindley, Huddersfield, by calling 01484 658013. A booking form can be downloaded from the Kirklees website at or by contacting Dianne Hird on 01484 226365.