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Author Jacqueline Wilson meets fans at Windsor Fringe Festival

Children's author Jacqueline Wilson paid a visit to The Windsor Boys’ School on Saturday to talk about her new book.

More than 450 tickets were sold to the event which was a collaboration between Windsor Library and the Windsor Fringe Festival.

The beloved author, who has published more than 100 books, told the audience how she loved going to Windsor when she was younger to visit Windsor Castle.

Jacqueline spoke about her desire to become a writer when she was younger, as well as her new book Clover Moon which is out on Thursday.

She said: "I didn't get the encouragement from my parents or schools.

"After school I was expected to go off and earn a living and my Mum booked me in a secretary course."

In the 1960s she was paid £3 for a short story she wrote for a publication which would go onto to become Jackie Magazine (which she revealed was named after her)

She also spoke about her writing process and some of her favourite characters.

"I like to switch between historical novels and contemporary, and try and publish two books a year.

"Clover Moon is about a girl in the 1880s living in London. She has to look after her step brother and sisters because her step mother keeps having babies and then a sad thing happens.

"She ends up living on the streets of London and it's a really scary time for her."

The author also revealed that a sequel to the book would come out next year.


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