One of Britain’s most successful and popular contemporary children’s authors will be celebrated by a special exhibition at the V&A Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green next year. Daydreams and Diaries: The Story of Jacqueline Wilson opens on 5th April 2014 and runs until 2nd November. It will be held at the museum in Bethnal Green, which is in east London close to the City of London as well as Canary Wharf and surrounded by numerous London hotels. For the best deals on room rates for London hotels, check out LondonTown.com, London’s best website for information on the availability of London hotel rooms in all parts of the capital.
Daydreams and Diaries: The Story of Jacqueline Wilson, celebrates all things Jacqueline Wilson, giving visitors a chance to find out about her childhood, early career and what inspires her to write. Jacqueline Wilson has written more than 100 books and 30 million copies have been sold in the UK alone. They have been translated into 34 different languages.
The exhibition features original notebooks along with childhood toys, school reports and diaries. There are also extracts and illustrations from some of her best-loved books including The Story of Tracy Beaker, The Illustrated Mum and Hetty Feather. Visitors to the exhibition will discover the inspiration behind them and also hear how they have changed the lives of some of their readers. There will even be an opportunity to explore a re-creation of Jacqueline’s childhood bedroom and make notes for a novel on a chaise longue that is just like hers. The exhibition will also explore why Jacqueline loves writing books and what it’s like to work with illustrator Nick Sharratt. For more information on this and other exhibitions and events taking place at the V&A Museum of Childhood in 2014, visit LondonTown.com, London’s best website for visitors to the capital.