put on your best bow tie, Percy – this is OUR MOMENT!


This was a VERY tricky secret to keep hidden under our hats…
I had to rush into the broom cupboard and jump up and down secretly, whispering hooray, hooray!
But now it official – Dixie O’Day in The Fast Lane has been chosen by Waterstones to be the Children’s Book of the Month for August!
Dixie is giving the car an extra polish and packing a picnic hamper for the journey (don’t forget the custard creams, Percy), ready to motor into each and every Waterstones store. Do call by to see them!

Team Dixie have been VERY busy.
The window displays have been prepared…



many MANY gorgeous little bookplates have been signed…



and there’s a rare chance to hear Mum and me in conversation about Dixie (for a grown up audience), with readings and drawings, at Waterstones Piccadilly on Wednesday August 21st at 6.30pm.

This is a HUGELY proud moment for me. I hope you’ll join me in raising a glass to Dixie, Percy and Mum – a winning combination!