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Philip Ardagh: Kitty Cask the Smuggler’s Daughter

Part of Imagine Children's Festival

Join Kitty Cask for deeds of derring-do, get dressed up and act out scenes from the book at an interactive storytelling session led by author Philip Ardagh.

Ardagh’s book The Secret Diary of Kitty Cask, Smuggler’s Daughter follows Kitty’s adventures. In the Cornish coastal village of Minnock, Kitty and her family make their living as ‘free traders’ – secretly bringing contraband goods into the country while evading the corrupt Redcoats who work for the King.

Kitty isn’t supposed to be involved in any of her father’s schemes... but she’s very good at creeping out at night, and before too long she is caught in the thick of the action – salvaging shipwrecks, staging prison-breaks, and staying one step ahead of the tyrannical excisemen!

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Royal Festival Hall
Level 5 Function Room, Green Side


Adult £8 Child £6
Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)


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