Andy Stanton Wrote The First Gum Book In Eight Hours

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I wrote it in a bout eight hours...

Andy Stanton talks to The Guardian about how the Gum books came into being:

"It was quite haphazard, almost fairytale-like," says children's author Andy Stanton of the publication of the first book in his award-winning Mr Gum series. He wrote the manuscript from start to finish through the night one Christmas Eve, as a present to read to his young cousins on Christmas Day. "I had a scrap of writing about a horrible old man having a fight with a big dog and I started with that. I didn't think twice about any of it. As I went along all the other characters built into the story and I wrote it in about eight hours," he says.



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