There’s a great deal more to Mancunian writer Steve Hartley than his big knickers, but I suspect that the memory of those will remain in the minds of RWG members for a very long time. They were his pièce de résistance at the end of a very interesting and amusing talk about his struggles and successes. Best known perhaps for his ‘Danny Baker’ and ‘Oliver Fibbs’ series, Steve works tirelessly to promote children’s literature.
Unfortunately, there was a technical hitch and the photographs of RWG members joining Steve inside the knickers – which are relevant to his writing – failed to materialise. However, much more information about them and other aspects of Steve’s highly original output can be found at www.stevehartley.net.