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Richard Pickard
August 2023,  EXTRA,  FEATURES,  Features

Son of the Sea

Maisie Bartlett talks to children’s fiction author Richard Pickard about ocean adventures, representation and identity – and being born with webbed feet

Shortly after the release of his second book Son of the Sea, we asked Richard Pickard to share his own experience with the ocean and how his love of the water has prompted two magical novels and his hopes for encouraging a new generation of outdoor swimmers.

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