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Once, writing a children’s book was exclusively the preserve of those who were full-timers at it. Now it’s become an unlikely rite of passage for the rich and famous

Nadine O’Regan

Arts Editor and Columnist

14th October, 2018
Bressie: rock star turned presenter turned children’s author Bryan Meade

Who do you think of when you think of a children’s books author? Most of us, I’d wager, immediately call to mind the greats: Roald Dahl and Diana Wynne Jones from yesteryear, and authors of the calibre of JK Rowling, Jacqueline Wilson and David Walliams from modern times.

I’m guessing you probably don’t think of Bressie, the musician, campaigner and presenter from Mullingar, or Ryan Tubridy, the Late Late Show and...

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