Visit to Anagh Coar School

Hilary visited the Anagh Coar School on the Isle of Man while she was there for the Manx Literature Festival.

All pictures courtesy of Anagh Coar School, Isle of Man.

A winter walk

Hilary Robinson walking in a snowy landscape.
Hilary Robinson walking in a snowy landscape.

Christmas Surprise: Out October 3!

Christmas Surprise is the second book in the Copper Tree Class series and celebrates the relationships between the young and the old. When the children help the elderly people at their local care home get ready for Christmas they have fun thinking of ways to make the residents' Christmas special.

The children delight in finding out about their lives and also those of the three pets, Bobby and Bess, two retired huskies and Bonnie, a retired guide dog and, as always at Christmas, there are a lot of surprises.

Manx Literary Festival

Hilary will be taking part in the Manx Literary Festival, Isle of Man. The festival takes place between 27th and 30th of September 2012 and brings together the fine literary talent from around the British Isles.

South Korea buys foreign rights

Weeks after the sale of foreign rights to Nanmee books in Thailand, rights for The Copper Tree have also now been sold to Wisdom Garden, South Korea by Morag O’Brien at Ed Victor.

Sunday Times Festival of Education

Hilary will be taking part in The Sunday Times Festival of Education Conference at Wellington College on the 24th of June. She will be representing The Children's University.

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BBC Look North (Yorkshire)

Hilary was interviewed about The Copper Tree on Look North, the BBC regional news programme for Yorkshire.

Thailand bought foreign rights

Foreign rights for The Copper Tree have been sold to Nanmee Books in Thailand by Morag O’Brien at Ed Victor Ltd.

The Copper Tree featured in YOU Magazine

You Magazine from the Daily Mail featured The Copper Tree as their Book of the Week.

The Copper Tree book tour at the WI

Hilary Robinson and Mandy Stanley were invited to the WI meeting in Lumbly to talk about The Copper Tree.