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'Moral tales'

13 September 2010

'Some people think they know what my books are about when they haven't read them. They feel I'm in favour of bad behaviour or swearing. Some even think I write about drugs. There's nothing of that kind. Mostly, my books are about outsiders, kids who don't fit in. I feel they're quite moral tales, although they do show that there are things even loving parents can't always protect children from. Children recognize the truth of that...

I think you have to treasure the moment and go for what you want. Mostly, I'm quite happy. In my twenties and thirties I regretted not having had further education. I was silly enough to marry at 19, but those choices make you the person that you are. I'm very happy and secure.'

Jacqueline Wilson