Emma Laybourn

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I'm an author based in the north of England. Although I've spent most of my working life in schools and libraries, I've also had seven children's books published, as well as about 60 short stories in various magazines in the UK and Australia.
In 2012 I set up a child-friendly story website, Megamousebooks.com, to offer free online children's stories, downloadable ebooks and puzzles. It's proving a full-time job, but a very enjoyable one.
I've also been slowly producing free, abridged ebook versions of classic English novels, and selections of well-known poetry. These are now available from my second website, Englishliteratureebooks.com.

Coleridge, Kubla Khan, and opium addiction

'I am very unwell. On Wednesday night I was seized with an intolerable pain from my right temple to the tip of my right shoulder, including my right eye, cheek, jaw, and that side of the throat. I was nearly frantic, and ran about the house naked... on Thursday (it) began severer threats towards night; but I took between sixty and seventy drops of laudanum, and sopped the Cerberus, just as his... Read more of this blog post »
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Missing Magic

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One Thousand Lollipops

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Monster Shoes

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The King of Custard Castle

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Save the Unicorn!

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Jane Austen's Mansfield Par...

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A Bundle of Dinosaurs: Thre...

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Dungeon Dragon

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Doofus, Dog of Doom

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I Can't See You

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I've read a lot of Georgette Heyer - as the originator of the regency romance, she is a hugely influential author. She is a talented, careful writer with a flair for comedy, and some of her best books are also some of her funnie..." Read more of this review »
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