Nicolette Jones

Nicolette Jones is an award-winning author, critic and broadcaster, specialising in literary and arts journalism. She has been the children’s book reviewer of The Sunday Times for more than two decades, and in 2012 was shortlisted for the Eleanor Farjeon Award for distinguished service to the world of children’s books.  She has been a Director of the children’s/young adult programme at the Oxford Literary Festival and a Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow at UCL.

Then
Then, the sequel to Once, follows Felix and Zelda after they have escaped from the Nazis, but how long can they now survive when there are so many people ready to hand them over for a reward? Thanks to the courage of a kind, brave woman they are able to hide for a time in the open, but Felix knows he has a distinguishing feature that identifies him as a Jew and that it is only a matter of time before he is discovered, which will mean death for them all. Even though he promised Zelda he would ...
Judith Kerr: A Storyteller’s Life
Judith Kerr is one of the world’s finest and best-loved writers for children and young adults. Among her best-loved classics are MogThe Tiger Who Came to Tea and When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit. She talks about her life and books, including her latest illustrated novel, Mr Cleghorn’s Seal, with writer, critic and broadcaster Nicolette Jones.
The Disappearance of Emile Zola: Love, Literature and the Dreyfus Case
Workers’ Tales
Explore a collection of political tales selected and introduced by the brilliant critic and author Michael Rosen. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, political tales appeared frequently in British workers’ magazines, delighting readers of all ages, In Workers’ Tales, described by Philip Pullman as ‘a wonder-filled collection, which testifies to… the breadth of the human imagination but also to the enduring importance of my favourite virtue, hope’...
Judith Kerr: A Tribute
Judith Kerr, beloved author and illustrator of children’s classics The Tiger who came to Tea and the Mog series was one of Britain’s most acclaimed writers. Judith fled Nazi Germany with her family in 1933, settling in the UK in 1936; she recounted the story of their plight in her semi-autobiographical When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit. In this special event, Judith’s friends and co-creators come together to remember and celebrate her remarkable life. With Nicolette Jones and Michae...