North London author brings home top prize for Children’s Literature

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North London author brings home top prize for Children’s Literature

A north London author has taken home the top prize in the children’s category of the 2014 Costa Book Awards.

Kate Saunders’ book, Five Children on the Western Front, has been described as a "modern masterpiece" by the judges.

The story is an adaptation of takes on E. Nesbit's First World War classic of the Psammead.

Her book sees the original characters moved into the trenches during the 1914-18 conflict.

She joined Headline London to celebrate her win.
 

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