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Jen Campbell

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Jen Campbell is a bestselling author and award-winning poet. Her short story collection 'The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night' is published by Two Roads, and her children's picture books, Franklin's Flying Bookshop and Franklin and Luna go to the Moon, are published by Thames & Hudson.

Jen is also the author of the Sunday Times bestselling Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops series, and The Bookshop Book. Her poetry pamphlet The Hungry Ghost Festival is published by The Rialto, and her full length poetry collection 'The Girl Aquarium' is forthcoming from Bloodaxe in 2019.

Jen worked as a bookseller for ten years and now runs a Youtube channel, where she talks about all things books. She also runs a podcast called BOOK
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“bookshops are
time machines
spaceships
story-makers
secret-keepers
dragon-tamers
dream-catchers
fact-finders
& safe places.

(this book is for those who know this to be true)”
Jen Campbell, The Bookshop Book

“CUSTOMER: Hi, I just wanted to ask: did Anne Frank ever write a sequel?
BOOKSELLER: ........
CUSTOMER: I really enjoyed her first book.
BOOKSELLER: Her diary?
CUSTOMER: Yes, the diary.
BOOKSELLER: Her diary wasn’t fictional.
CUSTOMER: Really?
BOOKSELLER: Yes... She really dies at the end – that’s why the diary finishes. She was taken to a concentration camp.
CUSTOMER: Oh... that’s terrible.
BOOKSELLER: Yes, it was awful -
CUSTOMER: I mean, it’s such a shame, you know? She was such a good writer.”
Jen Campbell, Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops

“CUSTOMER: I read a book in the sixties. I don’t remember the author, or the title. But it was green, and it made me laugh. Do you know which one I mean?”
Jen Campbell, Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops

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