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Daydreams and Diaries: The Story of Jacqueline Wilson

Hetty Feather

Exhibition preview

DAYDREAMS and Diaries, The Story of Jacqueline Wilson, an exhibition exploring the author’s life and work, will be on display at the V&A Museum of Childhood from April 5 to November 2, 2014.

This exhibition celebrates all things Jacqueline Wilson, giving visitors a chance to find out about her childhood, early career and what inspires her to write.

The exhibition features original notebooks along with childhood toys, school reports and diaries. There are also extracts and illustrations from some of her best-loved books including The Story of Tracy Beaker, The Illustrated Mum and Hetty Feather.

Visitors can find out about the inspiration behind them and hear how they have changed the lives of some of their readers.

Visitors can also explore a re-creation of Wilson’s childhood bedroom or make notes for their first novel on a chaise longue just like hers! And they can discover why she loves writing books and what it’s like to work with wonderful illustrator Nick Sharratt.

Jacqueline Wilson has written nearly 100 books and is dearly loved by millions of fans all over the world. Over 30 million copies of her books have been sold in the UK alone and they have been translated into 34 different languages.

V&A Museum of Childhood, Cambridge Heath Road, London, E2 9PA

Website: www.museumofchildhood.org.uk/

You might also be interested to know that Emma Reeves stage adaptation of Hetty Feather opens at the Rose Theatre Kingston on Saturday, April 5, 2014, prior to a UK and international tour.