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Katie Kirby


Katie Kirby is a Sunday Times bestselling author and illustrator of the blog and book series Hurrah for Gin. She has over 700,000 social media followers and has become well known for her simple stick figure cartoons depicting the joys and horrors of parenting.

In 2021 she released her first novel for tweens, The Extremely Embarrassing Life of Lottie Brooks with the third book in the series reaching number one in the Sunday Times chart. The fourth book, Lottie Brooks's Totally Disastrous School Trip will be released in July.

Katie lives by the sea in Hove with her husband, two sons and dog Sasha. She likes gin, rabbits, over-thinking things, the smell of launderettes and Monster Munch.


Animals in fancy dress with Mark Wright

Cass Pennant

Chris Packham

Dave Fulton

Dr Oscar

Elle Mace

Faith and Philosophy for Families with Rae Duke

Fearne Cotton

Festival of the Girl

Finlay Christie

Horrible Histories with illustrator Martin Brown

Jarred Christmas

Kate Lucas

Kate Pankhurst

Katie Kirby

Literary Institute

Marie Gentles


Munroe Bergdorf

Olaf Falafel

Paul McCaffery

Paul Zerdin

Pelican Post

Rave New World: Acid House Storytelling.

Scott Turnbull

Sharon Wanjohi

Stephen Grant

Take the Jump to a world of ‘less stuff and more joy’

The Great Camp Bestival Pop Quiz with John Harris

The Woodland Trust

Thomas Green

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