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Hexham Book Festival




Showing at

The Main Theatre

with M G Leonard 

Wednesday 15 June: 4.15pm
Tickets: £5, £3

M G Leonard  has a new hobby, birdwatching! M G explores this fascinating new world through Twitch, a thrilling adventure that brings a birdwatcher and a bully together to try to capture a robber. 

In this event she will take you on her journey of birding discovery, with some tips on how to spot birds where you live that might even inspire you to get up super early and listen to the Dawn Chorus, and she will definitely get you to take THE TWITCHER’S OATH! 

About Twitch  

Can a birdwatcher outwit an escaped convict? 
Twitch has three pet chickens, four pigeons, swallows nesting in his bedroom and a passion for birdwatching. On the first day of the summer holidays, he arrives at his secret hide to find police everywhere: a convicted robber has broken out of prison and is hiding in Aves Wood. Can Twitch use his talents for birdwatching to hunt for the dangerous prisoner and find the missing loot? 

Praise for Twitch :

“Leonard knows her audience and the jeopardy comes in flocks ... find your nest, curl up and enjoy.” The Times, Children's Book of the Week 
"A twist-laden, thriller-like tale of a bird-mad boy, some bullies and an escaped convict hiding in the nearby woods."  Observer 
"A twisty crime drama as well as a persuasive story about friendship and nature."  The Sunday Times 
"Twitch is a good old-fashioned adventure story that feels like a modern-day Secret Seven."  BBC Wildlife Magazine 

“Adventure, friendship and the pure unassuming beauty of nature … a book that could have been a collaboration between David Attenborough and Roald Dahl.”  Dr Jess French 
“One of those really, really good books … recommended for readers around 8 to 12 years old, and grown-ups like me who still enjoy the delight of a great adventure story!”  The Bookbag 

Age guidance: 8+
Running time: 45mins


Please note: A handling charge of 50p per ticket applies to bookings made in person or over the phone. No handling charges apply to online bookings.

Babies under 1 go FREE (must have a ticket). Under 12’s to be accompanied by an adultConcession rates apply to under 16’s only.

Carers qualify for free ‘essential companion’ tickets. Wheelchair spaces are limited, please book directly at Box Office (booking fees will not apply).

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