A.F. Harrold is a poet, performer and children’s author who has written the prize-winningly funny Fizzlebert Stump series, the wonderfully strange (and prize-winning) novels The Imaginary and The Song from Somewhere Else and collaborated with former Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell on the decidedly daft poetry collection Things You Find in a Poet’s Beard.

The Imaginary

An extraordinary tale of love, loss, imagination and not really being there, for fans of Roald Dahl and Neil Gaiman. Rudger is Amanda’s best friend. He doesn’t exist, but nobody’s perfect. Only Amanda can see her imaginary friend – until the sinister Mr Bunting arrives at Amanda’s door. Mr Bunting hunts imaginaries. Rumour says that he eats them. And he’s sniffed out Rudger. Soon Rudger is alone, and running for his imaginary life. But can a boy who isn’t there survive without a friend to dream him up? A brilliantly funny, scary and moving read from the unique imagination of A.F. Harrold, this beautiful book is astoundingly illustrated with integrated art and colour spreads by the award-winning Emily Gravett.


Workshops with A.F. Harrold

Event Time Age Range Event (Click Link to see further information)
Sunday 21 Oct 9:45pm 7 to 11 From Funny to Strange and Back Again with A F Harrold
Sunday 21 Oct 12:30pm 7 to 11 Making Poems with A.F. Harrold