pencil note is scribbling at the Hay literary festival in Wales this week. An inspiring conference of imagination and books.
Anthony Horowitz holding court with some fabulous quotes:
All the teachers that taught me at my prep school have featured in my books as characters. I killed every single one of them. Some of them, twice.
Never ever trust a teacher that has more hair coming out of his nose or his ears than he has on his head.
I have very strong views about violence in children's books. There isn't enough of it.
I love writing. I love the scratch of the nib of a fountain pen on paper, the flow of the blue ink onto the blank page, the start of another limitless adventure.