Bookshelfie: Jacqueline Wilson

Season 7, Episode 1,   Mar 12, 04:30 AM

Iconic, beloved children’s author and national treasure Dame Jacqueline Wilson kicks off series 7 of Bookshelfie with Vick Hope. 

In her long and illustrious career Jacqueline has written over 100 books,  sold over 40 million copies in the UK alone and been translated into 34 languages. She has been the children’s laureate, winner of many awards and for years was the most borrowed author from British libraries. 

Her work - including The Story of Tracy Beaker, which catapulted her to fame in 1991 - is known for tackling challenging issues, from being in care and adoption to mental illness and divorce but never at the expense of alienating her readers. 

Jacqueline’s book choices are:
** Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild
** Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
** The Bell Jar by Syliva Plath
** Standard Deviation by Katherine Heiny
** Clock Dance by Anne Tyler 

Vick Hope, multi-award winning TV and BBC Radio 1 presenter, author and journalist, is the host of season seven of the Women’s Prize for Fiction Podcast. Every week, Vick will be joined by another inspirational woman to discuss the work of incredible female authors. The Women’s Prize is one of the most prestigious literary awards in the world, and they continue to champion the very best books written by women.

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