Holly Webb lives in Reading with her husband, three children, and three demanding cats. She started writing fifteen years ago while working as a children’s books editor, and wrote her first book mostly sitting on the floors of trains. Holly has now written over a hundred books, and her work is translated into thirty languages. Her most recent titles include The Rescued Kitten, The Hounds of Penhallow Hall and The Princess and the Suffragette.

Holly’s latest book is ‘The Princess and the Suffragette‘ 


It is 1913, nine years after the end of A Little Princess saw Sara Crewe escape Miss Minchin’s orphanage. Lottie, the smallest girl from the original story, learns about the Suffragette movement from Sara, who returns to visit from time to time. Soon Lottie finds herself sneaking out of the orphanage to attend a demonstration, in defiance of her cold, distant father. A father who has a secret to hide about her own missing mother… It’s a story about lost mothers turning up in unexpected situations, the power of friendship and female empowerment.

Holly will be at The Town Hall on Saturday October 21st. She will be presenting two talks – ‘Animal Stories’ and ‘The Princess and the Suffragette’

Event Time Age Range Event (click link to see further information)
1pm 5-8 Animal Stories with Holly Webb
2.30pm 8-12 The Princess and the Suffragette with Holly Webb