Tea & Cakes at Hay-on Wye with Jacqueline Wilson to benefit the NLB


Kathleen writes "The National Library for the Blind (NLB) is teaming up with top authors in an exciting charity fundraising auction which will offer book lovers the chance to bid for an opportunity to have tea with their favourite author. The event will take place at the Guardian Hay Festival.
Jacqueline Wilson is the first author to offer her time……
You and a friend could be having tea and cakes with Jacqueline Wilson at 4pm on Thursday 2 June at a lovely location in the centre of Hay-on-Wye, Wales.
Jacqueline Wilson has sold over 20 million books in the UK alone. A recent MORI poll puts her as English children’s favourite children’s author. Her books have won numerous awards and several, including ‘Tracy Beaker’, have been turned into television programmes. Four of her books were in the BBC’s top 100 books for the Big Read: ‘Double Act’, ‘Girls in Love’, ‘Vicky Angel’ and ‘The Story of Tracy Beaker’."


Terry Pratchett (Discworld) is the latest author to agree to help with the charity auction, which will be live on internet site eBay from Saturday 14 May.
"Truly original. . . . Discworld is more complicated and satisfactory than Oz. . . . Has the energy of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and the inventiveness of Alice in Wonderland. . . . Brilliant!"
—A. S. Byatt