Alan McClure

Jack’s Well

Church Hall
In person event
Sat 25 Sep
10:00 UK

Ages : 8-12 years

Join Galloway author Alan McClure as he launches his second Middle Grade novel, Jack's Well, a multi-layered story exploring celebrity, mental health and the scary point when childhood fantasy meets adolescent reality. Alan will share the real-life inspiration behind the tale, including youthful heroes like Christopher Robin and Alice Liddel (of Alice in Wonderland fame). With live readings, tales of an author's adventures in lockdown, and audience Q+A. 

"Jack's Well confirms McClure as one of the most exciting children's writers working in Scotland today." - Ross Sayers, author of Daisy on the Outer Line and Sonny and Me.

Jack's Well is available from the Wigtown Book Festival shop HERE

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