Author Advent 4: Shanta Everington

"I'm picking a children's book. It's my three-year-old son's favourite but I love it too. The Incredible Book Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers is a wonderfuly illustrated picture book with a really engaging story. The Incredible Book Eating Boy loves eating books, and starts absorbing all the knowledge every time he eats one. He thinks he might end up the smartest person in the whole world if he keeps eating them. Then it all goes wrong as he's eaten too many words and every time he opens his mouth, random words and letters come out. That's how I feel when I've done too much writing!"

Shanta Everington
Give me a Sign


Each day until December 24th an author featured at TVFH over the last few years tells us of their favourite read of 2009 in our Author Advent. You'll have to provide your own chocolates and there's no little door to open, but you could try placing your hand over your eyes and then removing it again. Authors include the likes of Julian Barnes, Iain Banks, Paul Torday, Patrick Gale and Marina Lewycka. And for those of you who like lists, we'll list them all on December 29th.

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