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'Lost and Found', written by Margaret Watkins.

UPDATE:
The official launch of Margaret Watkins' children's storybook 'Lost and Found' will be on Saturday 26th September at 11.00 am at Haddenham Community Library.

This will be a free event for children of all ages. Margaret will be reading some of the stories and encouraging the children to act out parts of the plot.

Margaret will also be signing copies of her book, which is for sale at £8.99 per copy.

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Margaret Watkins received a special 77th birthday present in July when her first book 'Lost and Found', a children's story book, was published by Fast-Print Publishing on her birthday. The book tells six different stories, each colourfully illustrated by Cherry Brex, a long time friend of Margaret. In each story, an item of footwear, from a slipper to a wellington boot, was lost by a child and then we find out how it was returned to its owner.

Several of the stories are based on what actually happened to Margaret's daughters as children or to Haddenham children today as they pass her front garden on their way to school. Perhaps the young readers will recognise themselves when they look at the pictures. The book is intended for bedtime or holiday reading for children aged from 5 to 8 years.

Margaret was a secondary school English teacher for over 30 years, the last 22 of which were in Aylesbury, and Cherry, the illustrator, was also a teacher, of primary age children. Margaret will be well known in the village for her work with Haddenham Players, Haddenham Youth Theatre, and as the Education and Publicity Trustee of Haddenham Museum.

The book is published at £8.99. To buy on line, click here

Or contact Margaret on 01844 291275 or e-mail miw1938@btinternet.com to order one of her author-signed copies if so desired!

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