Author Archives: Helen Limon

About Helen Limon

I'm a writer and I also do research on children books - I am particularly interested in how women and girls are portrayed in picture books and I get quite (very) cross about books that only show boys being scientists and engineers, and doctors. When I get cross I tend to write emails to publishers signed Dr Limon. Everyone else calls me Helen.


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The Ring

  I will not throw my hat in the ring I will not throw my head in the ring Nor my heart Nor any other part Of me I will enter complete And with care I will sit quietly for … Continue reading

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The Bespoke(n) project has got started and we have had meetings in London and Edinburgh. The website ( will be live very soon and very soon after that the crowdfunding campaign will get started.

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Back from India – Karma Cookies

So, after two weeks in the sunshine, we’re back with three strong plot lines and lots of images and impressions for a sequel to Om Shanti Babe.

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Seven Stories and Enid Blyton!

I’m very excited about being Seven Stories’ Writer in Residence for the Enid Blyton Collection. I will be working with children and teachers at the primary school in Byker and the lovely staff and volunteers at the archive and visitor … Continue reading

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Karma Cookies

I’m doing some research for OSB sequel, Karma Cookies. This involves meeting some very interesting people in some very lovely places. Huge thanks to the Beekeeper, Ian Wallace, and Fenwicks in Newcastle for inviting me onto the roof to visit … Continue reading

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The right note(paper)

So, Om Shanti, Babe is out and about and being read and getting some nice reviews and everything. It is definately time I stopped faffing and did some work on Karma Cookies. A friend has given me a notepad from … Continue reading

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