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THE BEST MUMMY SNAILS IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD

“I fell into writing by accident. When I started as a teacher at my new school, I was informed by a governor that a pupil had been picked on for having two mums. At the same time, I found some children were still using the word ‘gay’ as an insult. Attitudes have changed since I was at school myself, and for the better, but I think we are still working in the shadows of Section 28.

It was then that I decided to do something about it. Having searched for a book with two animals playing the part of mums in a same-sex relationship – as the kids love books about animals – I found there was nothing out there. And so, I went away and wrote The Best Mummy Snails In The Whole Wide World for one of my teachers to share in an assembly – and she loved it. She was the one to suggest I try and get it published, and so the journey began!

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