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It's been a rather ‘interesting’ time since my last Letter...


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Last October, my latest book was published. ‘A Cat's Guide to The Night Sky’ was published by Laurence King and is essentially a beginners' guide to the wonders of the night sky with a starry-eyed stargazing cat called Felicity as narrator. Regular Post readers will know that the book was born during one of our trips up to Kielder Starcamp, when I saw the cat we had then, Peggy, looking up at the starry Kielder sky on a rare clear night. A classic "Aaah!" light bulb moment followed, and I spent the next day scribbling down a book plan. A few months later LK said they wanted to publish it.


And then I had to write it.


Then, one day, a big, very heavy box arrived. When I eventually opened it, I found myself looking at a dozen copies of a book that was lovelier than I dared hope. It is so beautifully illustrated you could take out any page you want and hang it in a frame. It looks gorgeous. It feels gorgeous.


I've seen people actually stroking the cover.


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Since then the book has done rather well - ok, it's done brilliantly. It's been published in 16 languages (the Russian version is VERY cool!) and has


been


LETTER FROM THE SOUTH...


“That's my book!” and stop and have a look, savouring the moment.


So, JK Rowling and David Walliams aren't shaking in their boots and I'm in no danger of becoming a full-time writer any time soon but I'm very proud of my book and looking forward to what comes next. We have a few ideas which I think will be even better. For the first time in my life I feel like ‘A Writer’ and not just someone who messes about on a word processor now and again.


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and recommended in various magazines and newspapers and on many blogs and websites here in the UK. It has won a major book award in Germany and is longlisted for the very prestigious 2019 SLA Information Book Award. We've passed 10,000 sales across Europe and big things are expected in the US. And the book is being championed on social media by more than a few famous and popular writers, including - to my amazement - Onjali Raulf, the writer of the bestselling ‘Boy at The Back of The Class’ which is collecting book awards like I collect models of the USS Enterprise.


It's all rather weird and strange, to be honest. This is my ninth book but it's the first one I've ever been ‘on royalties’ for. More importantly, to me, this is the first of my books that has made it into a display in the window in my local Waterstones and every time I walk past it yes, I do think:


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It took a lot of hard work here and I would never have got here without the support of my mum, partner Stella and lots of friends too. But I would never have had anything published if it hadn't been for the teachers who shaped me. At St. Joseph's junior school in the early 70s, I was taught to read by amazing teachers like Miss Hopper and Headmaster Mr. Hazard. When I left there and went up to Derwent School, other teachers deepened my love of language and literature, teachers like the flamboyant Mr. Chaldecot who introduced me to poetry and plays. At Grammar School, sitting in those cold, drafty classrooms on wet and windy days Mrs. Hudson opened my eyes to the classics and to the sheer joy of Shakespeare and importantly, didn't dismiss my love of science fiction. All those teachers made me love words and every one of them can be found in my books, somewhere.


Today, teachers are having a really rough time. They are expected to do more


each year with less and less money. At best, the Government treats them like substitute social workers and at worst treats them like enemies. I go into schools a lot, so I've seen how hard teachers work these days. They are amazing people. And they don't get nearly enough credit for what they do.


So, to the teachers from my past - thank you! And to all other teachers out there - thank you, too! You are giants and warriors, every single one of you.


Stuart Atkinson Eddington Astronomical Society of Kendal http://cumbriansky.wordpress.com


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