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Harry pens children's book

Harry Hill is to write his first children’s book - about the adventures of a miniature horse.

Tim The Tiny Horse is based on stories the comic wrote for his three young children, and will also feature his own illustrations

It will contain ten short stories, and be published by Faber & Faber in the autumn of 2006, it was announced today.

Hill said: ‘I’m thrilled to be introducing my friend Tim the Tiny Horse to a wider audience than that of my own children.

‘I know Tim too is very excited at the prospect of appearing in print, although naturally he’s hoping that it won’t change his life so dramatically that he will lose touch with his friend the fly.  He is determined to keep his feet firmly on the ground.’

Faber’s chief executive Stephen Page added: ‘From the moment we heard the story and saw Harry’s drawings we were thrilled by the prospect of making them into an unusual bestseller.’

Hill previously wrote a surreal adult novel, Flight From Deathrow, in 2002.

The publishers’ blurb for the new book reads: ‘Tim the Tiny Horse is exceedingly small. Given a cocktail stick, a piece of cotton and a hawthorn berry, he could play swingball.  But it isn't easy being tiny.  Every day there is a new challenge: a fight with a fly over a Hula Hoop; the struggle to be the first ever tiny TV star; his fear of big dogs. Luckily, he is a plucky fellow and what he lacks in stature he more than makes up for in enthusiasm - for chicken nuggets, his tic-tac box conservatory and The News at One O'clock from the BBC with Anna Ford.’


Published: 15 Apr 2005

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