Poetry is a strange and powerful thing. It is closer to me than family. This book is my first and only children’s book. It’s called The Emperor’s Watchmaker. It was published in 2,000 by Bloomsbury and sold out.
. “Hugely enjoyable, inventive and funny and touching” said the Guardian. “A remarkable debut” said the financial times. My agent left shortly after and the book sold out but wasn’t republished for reasons beyond my comprehension.
There’s a poem in The Emperor called “The Man on The Moon” and I realize now – only now – that the poem is about my morning tweets. The illustrations are by Gail Newey.