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Book Review: The Good Thieves by Katherine Rundell

My love affair with Katherine Rundell started when I heard her speak at Winchester Writers' Festival this summer, delivering her keynote speech: 'Why You Should Read Children's Books Even Though You Are So Old And Wise.' She is a woman with an inspiring voice. Academic, excitable, self-deprecating, and wise enough to be playful.


Having grown up in Zimbabwe and then Brussels as the daughter of diplomats, Rundell is now a bestselling children's novelist and a John Donne scholar at All Souls College, Oxford. Her books feature strong girls in captivating landscapes, laced together with the sensitive details of characters who care.