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21May

Jacqueline Wilson: ‘How often do I have sex? I’m a children’s writer. We don’t know what sex is’

The author on life improving with age, her crush on Richard Osman and eloping in Vermont

Born in Somerset, Wilson, 76, began her career writing crime novels, and for the teenage magazine Jackie. In 1991, she published The Story of Tracy Beaker, the first of her award-winning children’s bestsellers, many of which have been adapted for television and the stage. In 2005, she became the children’s laureate and three years later was made a dame. On 26 May she publishes The Magic Faraway Tree: A New Adventure, inspired by Enid Blyton. She has a daughter and lives with her partner in East Sussex.

When were you happiest?
A few years ago in Vermont, when I eloped with Trish to have a civil partnership ceremony.

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