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The Island of Brilliant

12:39 PM GMT+1 on May 7, 2023

    The Island of Brilliant – Frank Cottrell Boyce, the genius writer behind the London 2012 Opening Ceremony and co-writer of The Queen and Paddington’s Tea Party, has joined up with the celebrated children’s author and illustrator Nadia Shireen for a new podcast celebrating the very best of children’s fiction. The premise of the podcast brings adults into what their children might be reading, and celebrates the authors and illustrators who bring great ideas to life. 

    In a delightful twist, the podcast is a bit like a children’s story, with the premise being that the hosts are stuck on a desert island with nothing but a giant pile of books to read. Luckily they aren’t alone, some guests (luckily) get deserted too, with their first episode is with Emily Drabble, the Children’s Literature Laureate. The audio of each episode is usually accompanied with the sound of waves crashing onto a beach. Delightful.

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