Katy Birchall

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Katy Birchall

Katy is the proud owner of four labradors in varying colours and is also the author of the young-adult fiction series ‘The It Girl’ published by Egmont. The first novel in the series came out in May and two sequels will follow in 2016. The rights have been sold in 12 territories including France, Germany, Spain and the USA, where it comes out in hardback next June.

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shakespeares's globe theatre

Celebrate this year's Shakespeare anniversary by indulging in some culture from plays and talks to exhibitions and walks all over the country

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