What to Read After... Judy Blume 20/01/20
Publisher: Random House
Jacqueline Wilson's many fans already regard her as a star equal to the characters she writes about and this autobiography, covering her life up to the age of 11, gives them a rare insight into her own early experiences and influences.
Each chapter ends with a passage from one of the author's books, which has been directly influenced by her own childhood.
As the title suggests, Jacqueline was a dreamy, bookish child. Although she relates many cosy stories of life in post-war London, all was not rosy for young Jacky - as an only child she dealt with her parents' unhappy marriage alone.
Wilson's intimate, conversational style combined with a selection of childhood photographs and Nick Sharratt's familiar illustrations, makes this a delightfully satisfying read.