No catches, no fine print just unconditional book love and reading recommendations for your students and children.
You can create your own school's page, develop tailored reading lists to share with peers and parents...all helping encourage reading for pleasure in your children.Find out more
Iszi Lawrence is a comedian, podcaster and history presenter, and author of the historical adventure The Unstoppable Letty Pegg. She is the cohost of BBC Radio 4’s Making History and hosts a number of podcasts including the British Museum Membercast.
Iszi is a dark blue belt in Japanese style Jiu Jitsu so she also spends time in the week helping to teach both short people (7-11 year olds) and grown ups how to punch her in the face. She dabbles in illustration, plays the guitar, likes cooking, dinosaurs and enjoys keeping fit.
She lives in Reading with a poet and two cats.
September 2012 Book of the Month | Billie Swift is quite a character and this World War Two story soars! Billie’s happier with her mum’s chickens than she is with other people and though she can’t see the point of school with its tests, is a quick learner especially when the subject is aeroplanes. An unplanned visit to the local airfield – a long story involving a crashed Spitfire – and a surprise meeting with Eleanor Roosevelt no less, leads Billie to start training with the Air Transport Auxiliary, joining other dynamic, determined young women flying planes across the UK. Not only is there all the thrill of flying but an intriguing plotline about a possible spy too. Lawrence has already proved that she’s a dab hand at bringing history to life with her debut The Unstoppable Letty Pegg, and here creates another likeable, original heroine in an atmospheric, action-packed adventure.