Francesca Simon spent her childhood on the beach in California, and started writing stories from the age of eight. She then went to Yale and Oxford Universities to study medieval history and literature. She threw away a lucrative career as a medievalist and worked as a freelance journalist, writing for the Sunday Times, Guardian, Mail on Sunday, Telegraph, and Vogue (US).
It was reading so many stories to her son Joshua, that encouraged
her to start writing children’s books…
Kicking off at The Telegraph Hay Literary Festival, Francesca Simon, creator of Horrid Henry, will be touring the country to celebrate the 20th Birthday of everyone’s favourite naughty, little boy.Read more »
This spring primary school classes from across Brighton & Hove will take part in an exciting project called Young City Read. Primary schools across the city will all be reading The Sleeping Army.Read more »