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Emily Bearn - FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions
- answered by Emily Bearn

Are you like any of the characters in the books?

I wish I was calm and sensible like Tumtum. But I suspect I’m more like Nutmeg, who is always in a dither.

Do you have any nicknames?

Not any more. But when I was very young my grandmother used to call me Hunka Munka, after Beatrix Potter’s mouse, because she thought I looked just like her.

What are some of the books that most inspired you as a child?

Winnie the Pooh, The Secret Garden, Goodnight Mister Tom, The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, The Wind in the Willows and Charlotte’s Web - but I was also an Enid Blyton fan.

What’s the best thing about being an author?

Finishing a book.

And the worst?

Starting one.

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