Geraldine McCaughrean Copyright 2013©
‘ How I made an Exhibition of myself’.
The Story Museum in Oxford – if you find yourself in the
town, make a beeline for it – come up with some really
unusual events. None is more wildly ambitious than the
idea to get 26 authors, dress them up as the story
character they liked best when they were children, and
get a world-class photographer to take pictures of them.
Cambridge Jones – a fabulously famous photographer of
VERY famous people – agreed, and the result is an
exhibition which runs from now till November.
Each author (actually they’re not all authors) has a room
which has been turned into a story grotto, complete with
clouds or trees or snow or a ship’s deck…. Spread over
three floors of the vast rambling Museum which used to
be a telephone exchange.
Jamila Gavin’s is so warm and pretty that it transports you
to a foreign land. There’s a ‘through-the-wardrobe’
Narnia, Philip Pullman as Long John Silver…it seems a
shame to spoil the surprise, though. You have to go and
see it for yourself.
There’s even a recording of each story that you can listen
to while taking in the surroundings.
Here I am, then. And no I’m not going to tell you who I
am, because you have to guess. But if you want a clue:
there’s a very big monster, a very small insect and a
If you want to know more, pay a visit to
Coming to a cinema near you…
Exciting news about The Middle of Nowhere!
Good, clever people want to turn it into a movie, shot in Australia.
Simon Reade and Guy de Beaujeu (who made the film of Private Peaceful) think they can make it happen, and I
“I am my books” Graham Greene