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Kirsty Riddiford Books


25th March 2015:

I'm very pleased to have been invited to Putney High School's Book Fair, where I'll be signing copies of my books and chatting to the girls.

October 2014:

On Tuesday 7th October I was pleased to speak at the Wimbledon Book Festival on behalf of the children's literacy charity Beanstalk. Details of the event here


September 2013: Article in the Residents' Journal

Click here to read article

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June 2013: The Vineyard School Summer Fair

On Saturday 22nd June, I was privileged to be invited to judge the creative writing competition at The Vineyard School, Richmond, summer fair - with the topic 'If I Ruled the World'. The winner of the KS2 competition is without doubt a budding author, with the KS1 winner - from the Reception class - a whimsical poet!

May 2013: Visit to Bedford Modern School

On Tuesday 14th May, I was fortunate to be invited to the very friendly Bedford Modern School for a day of creative writing workshops. Read about my visit in the Bedford Midweek newspaper.

Author with Pupils of Bedford Modern

September 2012: Meridian Obsidian

The final instalment in the Prophecies of Ballitor trilogy was released in September 2012. The full trilogy is now available to order from your local bookshop or online. All 3 books are available in paperback and on Kindle.


August 2012: New covers

'Ben and the Book of Prophecies' and 'Race for the Heir' have both been reissued with brand new covers to coincide with the release of 'Meridian Obsidian', the final instalment in the Prophecies of Ballitor trilogy.

Book 1 New Cover Book 2 New Cover

July 2012: A Celebration of Music and Literacy

On 5th July, I took part in a wonderful charity concert at St Peter's Eaton Square, reading a short passage from Ben & the Book of Prophecies. The concert featured the children's choirs of St Peter's and St Matthew's schools, and the New London Orchestra. Proceeds were in aid of Volunteer Reading Help (VRH) and the New London Orcherstra.

June 2012

On Tuesday 19th June, I visited Taverham Hall Prep School in Norwich to attend the prizegiving for their county-wide creative writing competition judged by myself and fellow judges, Stephen Fry and David Miller. (click here for more)

Competition winners Winners & Judges

Race cover
Ben cover