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Our Author of the Month for November is the awesome Ruth Symes

Posted 1/11/2017 by Blenheim_Library

Ruth SymesHello everyone (wild virtual waving) from me and my dogs Bella (named after Bella Donna) and Freya.

Thank you so much for inviting me to be Author of the Month 

I’m really pleased that you’ve been enjoying my Bella Donna books because I love writing them!

Pegatha in the Bella Donna books is inspired by the cat who lives over the road that I often look after. He’s really friendly and as soon as I let myself in he comes racing down the stairs and over to me for a cuddle and a tummy-rub. If he’s very excited he’ll jump through his cat-flap run round the garden and then come bouncing back in through the cat-flap. I can almost hear him say ‘Ta-da!” My neighbours are always apologetic when they ask me if I’ll look after him but I love doing so – he’s a brilliant story cat.

As part of my research for the Bella Donna books I’ve been trying some different nature inspired foods recently including stinging nettle soup – which was surprisingly yummy and not stingy at all. There’s lots of recipes like this one for it on the internet

Hope you have a brilliant November and do say hello to my friend Kath Bee if you see her singing one of her lovely songs.  Bella Donna


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  • Emily said:
    1/11/2017 1:34 p.m.

    Welcome to our blog, Ruth! Thank you for being here! We LOVE your Bella Donna books! :)

  • Jordan said:
    6/11/2017 11:37 a.m.

    I am a bubbly witch called BERRYBLOW! My pet is an adorable mix of all animals in one! It is called Snufflelafagus!

  • Hamish said:
    6/11/2017 11:39 a.m.

    I am a good wizard called DUMBLEDORE! My pet is a rabbit called SNUFFLES!

  • Greer said:
    6/11/2017 11:41 a.m.

    my witch will look after a HUGE tarantula called Buster and he is orange and black and red. He always makes a mess...

  • Isla said:
    13/11/2017 10:39 a.m.

    My dog Ma is very playful. She was named Ma because she is white. Ma would be a very good dog for a witch because she can blend in with the moon and snow.

  • Bobbi said:
    13/11/2017 10:41 a.m.

    I think my cat Charlie would be a great witches cat. She has white fur and blue eyes.

  • Alice said:
    13/11/2017 10:43 a.m.

    I think my cat Sambo could be in an adventure story

  • Jordan said:
    13/11/2017 10:44 a.m.

    I think my chicken called Jaffa could be in a story because she is very very adventouese



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