Where can you see Cressida Cowell and former Waterstones Children’s Laureates?

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Cressida Cowell events

Cressida’s new book, Knock Three Times, is out in September so she’s on the road travelling across the UK to promote the book and meet her fans. You can catch her at these following places:


  • 10 September – public signing at Simply Books, 4pm, Cheshire. Full details
  • 15 September – Chiswick Book Fest, 12pm, London. Full details 
  • 16 September – public signing at Waterstones Cardiff, 4.30pm, Wales. Full details
  • 17 September– event at Coventry Cathedral, 6pm, West Midlands. Full details
  • 19 September – public signing at Waterstones Norwich, 4pm, Norfolk. Full details
  • 22 September– Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival, 10.30am, East Devon (SOLD OUT). Full details
  • 24 September – public signing at Eason Dundrum, Dublin, 4pm, Ireland. Full details
  • 28 September – Bath Festival, 10am, Somerset (SOLD OUT). Full details
  • 28 September – Marlborough Festival, 4.30pm, Wiltshire (SOLD OUT). Full details


  • 4 October – public signing at WHSmith Worcester, 4pm, Worcestershire. Full details
  • 5 October – Cheltenham Festival, Dragons & Wizards, 10.30am, Gloucestershire. Full details
  • 5 October – Cheltenham Festival, Cressida Cowell & Friends, 2.30pm, Gloucestershire. What might you find between the covers of an author’s or illustrator’s notebook? Take a sneaky peak with Waterstones Children’s Laureate Cressida Cowell as she invites special festival guests to reveal their sketchbooks, filled with thoughts, ideas, jokes and doodles. Bring along your sketchbook to share, too! Full details
  • 22 October – event at Shakespeare’s Globe, 11am, London. Full details


  • 9 November – Chorleywood Festival, 2.30pm, Buckinghamshire. Full details
  • 16 November – National Trust Children’s Book Festival, Knole, 11am, Kent. Full details

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