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7 August 2007 ·

Hollywood Dreaming

Lots of nice things happening lately:

Lisa at the Red Hill Day Spa gave me a facial, saying it was her contribution to the movie! Beautifying me might be a lost cause, but the experience was wonderful. Why have I waited so long to discover this?

The Rye Primary School wrote to say they’re holding a ‘What if everyone in Rye read the same book?’ event – and the book is Nim’s Island. What an honour!

Rose of Le Club Laire has donated a tree in my name, and another one for Nim, to the Phantom Phorest, a forest regeneration project in the Scottish Highlands. I am so moved by that!

I’ll talk more about those events when I get back, but now I’m packing for a visit to the studios. (Okay, yes, I’m extremely excited!) I’ll be back in a week, but won’t be checking emails in between – so if you want to write, please hang off till then.


  1. Anonymous Have a wonderful time on set Wendy...can't wait to see your part in the film! Cheers, Kai
    August 9, 2007 at 7:31 pm · Reply
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    February 2, 2010 at 12:06 am · Reply
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Wendy Orr is a Canadian-born Australian writer. Her books for children and adults have been published in 27 countries and won awards around the world. Nim’s Island and Nim at Sea have also become feature films, starring Jodie Foster and Abigail Breslin (Nim’s Island) and Bindi Irwin (Return to Nim’s Island.) Her latest book is Cuckoo’s Flight, a companion to the highly acclaimed Bronze Age novels Dragonfly Song and Swallow’s Dance. Read full bio