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Author to return to Falmouth to display new book

By West Briton  |  Posted: January 22, 2014

By Chris Matthews

  • Author and illustrator Tom McLaughlin is coming to Falmouth.

  • Tom Mclaughlin's new book, The Story Machine.

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AN author and illustrator is to visit Falmouth to promote his new book.

Tom McLaughlin, who studied at Falmouth Art College, will return to the town on Saturday to create a window display themed around his new book, The Story Machine, at Falmouth Bookseller. He said: "My book is about a boy who paints pictures with words and it's based on my own experiences of being dyslexic as a kid, struggling to get the words that were in my head down on the page.

"It's also come from talking to children on school visits, boys in particular, who if you asked them if they liked to write stories most of them said no, but if I asked them if they drew pictures for pleasure, they began to tell me about all the comics they make.

"I pointed out that they did make stories, they just used pictures instead of words, and that's what The Story Machine is about, how you don't always have to use words to make stories."

Mr McLaughlin is also the author/illustrator of The Diabolical Mr Tiddles.

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