BBC Radio 4 Front Row interview Love to Read – a feature on discovering forgotten classics with Francesca 4th November 2016 – Click here to listen to audio
BBC Radio 4 You and Yours interview What Inspired You To Read – a feature on reading for pleasure including an interview with Francesca 16th February 2016 – Click here to listen to audio
BBC Radio 2 with Chris Evans Breakfast show 20th January 2015 – Click here to listen to audio
BBC Radio 2 Arts Show with Joe Haddow at the Hay Festival 2014 – Click here to listen to audio (start at 38:51)
BBC Radio 2 with Chris Evans Breakfast show – Click here to listen to audio clip
BBC Radio 2 with Simon Mayo Drivetime – Click here to listen to the audio clip
BBC Radio 2 with Steve Wright in the Afternoon- Click here to listen to the audio clip
Francesca Simon’s Desert Island Discs on the BBC iPlayer – Click here to listen to the audio clip
BBC Radio 4 Front Row – Click here to listen to the audio clip
Justonemorebook.com podcast – Click here to listen to the audio clip
BBC Radio 2 – Click here to listen to the audio clip
BBC Radio 4 Women’s hour – Click here to listen to the audio clip
Francesca Simon on Channel 4 Weekend Kitchen 31st May 2014 – click here to watch programme
Francesca Simon appears on World book Day video. She explains how to use words to bring characters to life, a talk on World Book Day. Please click here to see the video, and you will be able to see Francesca Simon from 40 minutes in, for 5 mins.
Did you know Horrid Henry has a website all of his own? It has all the books and lots of fun things to see and do…
Fabulous Francesca Facts
"Families are great sources of comedy because they are about people trapped together. Only the parents chose to be there and the rest of you are stuck with these people that you might not necessarily like"
"Nobody feels emotions like children and with Henry, the war is constant and total. Anyone who has lived in a family has these shared experiences - the car journey from hell, nits or vomiting"
"I’ve never met a child who doesn’t love hearing stories. It’s a good way of introducing them to books and it’s a great way of getting them to understand stories that they might not be able to read themselves"
"We all love stories, it all helps making sense of the world"
"Horrid Henry speaks to the impish, rebellious child in all of us"
"My first book was called Papa Forgot and was published in 1993"
"I’ve written over fifty books"
"My birthday is 23rd February"
"I’m a bit scared of the dark"
"My hobbies are reading, cooking and going to the theatre"