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#Bookaday - June 1st - Favourite book from childhood

I saw on the fantastic Patricia Bracewell's blog that she had posted about her favourite childhood book and it got me thinking as to what mine would be.
Harry Potter is an obvious choice. After receiving the first book for Christmas aged 8, the rest is history.

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But then I remembered The Children of the Red King series by Jenny Nimmo.
I received the first book for Christmas aged 11 and couldn't put it down. It is quite similar to Harry Potter but it is probably aimed at more younger readers. I have yet to come across a grown adult who has read them!

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It is set in a school (like Hogwarts) but it is only for children who have 3 specific abilities; those who can act, those who can draw and those who are musical. Or so you think.
It is also for those who have a hidden talent. Charlie Bone's talent (the main character) is quite unique (he can hear photographs speak!).
It is full of adventure, likeable characters and it is probably my second favourite childhood book series (as most people's will undoubtedly be Harry Potter if they are under the age of 25 ;))

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