When I was 6 years old this was my favourite thing ever...
(Remember I said that).
Later, when I was a older than 6 and writing for children was now my favourite thing ever, I wondered 'Where all the highwaymen gone?' There are loads of kids' books full of the baddies we can't help but love. Pirates, wizards, dragons, werewolves, vampires are all still there, but the only highwaymen stories I could find were the icky sicky romantic ones.
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But highwaymen are still cool!
'Mystery, adventure and a life on the open road, that’s what young George Beckett wants. What George has is a shrieking aunt, a bed in a hayloft and a collection of highwaymen posters. So George goes in search of ‘The Phantom’ who turns out to be half the man George thought...literally! '
Today I heard that 'The Lowayman' has been LONGLISTED!
So now I'm 41 years old and this is currently my favourite thing ever...
(black, leather gloved fingers crossed for the shortlist)