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Lari Don

Lari Don - 2017

Lari Don - 2017

Lari Don was brought up in the North East of Scotland where she spent her childhood climbing trees, roofs and hills, and now sets most of her books in dangerous and magical parts of the Scottish countryside – caves and cliffs and old hillforts – so all that climbing comes in very useful. She now lives in Edinburgh with her family. She has written nine novels for children and young adults, including the award-winning First Aid For Fairies And Other Fabled Beasts. She also writes picture books and collections of traditional tales.  She does most of her writing in a garden shed, helped by muddy-pawed cats and hindered by lurking spiders.

Lari loves writing adventures, and rarely plans her stories, because she loves finding out what happens next only moments before her characters find out! First Aid For Fairies And Other Fabled Beasts was Lari’s first book. It won the Royal Mail Award for Scottish Children’s books, voted for by readers, and it led to three other books in a successful series. She is now playing with different ideas for a new novel, and like most of her fiction, her new ideas are inspired by legends and myths.

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