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Jacqueline Wilson: “I used to love going line dancing. Yee-ha!”

The author shares her regrets, favourite writers, and remembers an embarrassing encounter with fans in a toilet in Milton Keynes

What is the first news event you can recall? I remember the coronation and the first ascent of Mount Everest in 1953, but the event that made the most impact on me as a child was the hanging of Ruth Ellis in 1955. I was horrified that the government could legally execute her. 

What’s the most embarrassing moment you’ve ever had at a book signing? I once did a long signing in the middle of Milton Keynes shopping centre. When it was over I hurried along…

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