NOVA US REVIEW - Highly recommended

Edinburgh Festival

Miriam's event on August 13th was with Adrien Bosc (Constellation, Serpent's Tale) and was chaired by Eleanor Updale.

 

First US review!

An intense, realistic and absolutely gripping story .. and a thrilling read.  School Library Journal, USA

Fifteen-year-old Anna has been living in Bahrain with her family while her father has been stationed there by the British Armed Forces. She is supposed to fly back to her English boarding school by herself. It is September 1970, and the plane is hijacked by members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), who force the pilot to land the plane at a deserted airstrip in the Jordanian desert and turn off the power. The guerrillas demand the release of imprisoned PFLP members, and they threaten to blow up the plane and kill the passengers unless their demands are met. Anna and her fellow passengers suffer from heat and cold, hunger and thirst, and the claustrophobic confinement of the plane as they wait to see whether they will live or die. It is implied that one of the guerrillas sexually assaults a young woman on the plane, but this is never made explicit. Moss was a teenager when she was on a plane hijacked by Palestinian terrorists in the fall of 1970, and this book is a slightly fictionalized version of her experience. This is an intense, realistic, and absolutely gripping story; many readers have never heard of this incident and won’t know the outcome. It is not a one-sided treatment; a PFLP guerrilla tells Anna about the deaths of his family members and atrocities that occurred in Palestine. VERDICT An excellent choice for a book discussion or for a class on world history, and a thrilling read.

Kathleen E. Gruver, Burlington County Library, Westampton, NJ

Sharjah International Book Festival April 25 - 29th 2016

Miriam worked with children in Sharjah at Dar Al Marefa School, the Australian International School, and took part in a panel discussion in the Expo Centre on Childhood Experiences and the Role of Children's Literature with Jon Walter and AbduRida AlSajwani.

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Girl on a Plane has been shortlisted for the Historical Association's Young Quills Award.

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Girl on a Plane at Cadogan Hall

Miriam gave a talk about GIRL ON A PLANE at Cadogan Hall, London (5, Sloane Terrace, SW1X 9DQ) at 11.30 am Wednesday 20th January. All proceeds to Parkinson's UK.

Banbury Literary Live Festival Sunday November 22

Miriam attended the Banbury Literary Live Festival.
Her 11.40 a.m. session was on DOCTOR MOLLY’S MEDICINE CASE with the younger children.
At 13:20 p.m. she be talked about and read from her novel, GIRL ON A PLANE.

CBeebies TV

Miriam's latest picture book, DR MOLLY'S MEDICINE CASE, was read by Mary Anne Hobbs on CBeebies TV on November 4.

Cover for the US edition

Delighted to show you the cover for the US edition of Girl on a Plane, which will be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in September 2016!

Henley Literary Festival: workshop for Dr Molly's Medicine Case

At 11 a.m. on Sunday October 4,  in the Hotel du Vin in Henley, Miriam performed in an interactive event based on her new novelty book, Doctor Molly's Medicine Case (Walker).

Below, being magicked better at the Henley Festival using Dr Molly’s Medicine Case!'

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