AWARD-winning author Katherine Rundell will be in Abingdon on Thursday talking to Guardian journalist Lucy Mangan about why we should be reading more children's books.

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The writer, who has penned five children's books including the popular The Good Thieves, is coming to Mostly Books as part of Independent Bookshop Week and will be speaking from 7.30pm.

Tickets are available from the Stert Street store and Eventbrite.