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    Lauren Child: The Return of Clarice Bean

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    Sat 23 Oct 2021, 11am
    Queen Elizabeth Hall
    Literature & poetry
    £12 adults, £9 children
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    This event has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

    The author and illustrator talks about her life in books and the comeback of a character who’s sold over six million copies worldwide.

    Charlie and Lola, Ruby Redfort and Hubert Horatio: Lauren Child has created some of children’s books’ most beloved characters.

    This year, Clarice Bean, the irrepressible star of her hit series, returns in Clarice Bean: Think Like an Elf.

    As well as shining a light on what’s in store for Clarice in this brand new tale, Child talks with author and journalist Hannah Beckerman about where she gets her inspiration and gives an insight into how she creates her unique books.

    This talk is suitable for readers and writers young and old, lifelong Clarice Bean fans, and new readers, too.

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    Age recommendation/restriction

    For ages 7+

    Dates & times

    Sat 23 Oct 2021, 11am

    Price

    £12 adults, £9 children*

    Concessions 25%**


    * Excludes £3.50 booking fee.

    ** Limited availability. Read about concessions.

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