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Sunday, October 17, 2004

Move over Enid Blyton

Coz Jacqueline Wilson is here. This quintessential Brit grandmom has just overtaken Catherine Cookson (uggh) as the most borrowed author from British public libraries, and talks to the Telegraph, UK about her success. What is really interesting about Wilson is that despite the pink and fluorescent covers and titles like The Diamond Girls, Wilson's books don't deal with a fantasy land where Sunday afternoons are spent picnicking with a hamper full of goodies and morality oozes out of every page. Rather her stories are about single mothers, their difficult but human and believable children and their trials and tribulations. Four of Wilson's books were included in the BBC's Big Read top 100: Double Act, Girls in Love, Vicky Angel and The Story of Tracy Beaker. Jacqueline Wilson has sold more than 15 million books in the UK and was recently voted England's favourite children's author.


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