Trip to Scotland for Lyme Regis illustrator

PUBLISHED: 13:31 19 December 2009 | UPDATED: 00:42 16 June 2010

A LYME Regis illustrator was shortlisted for a prestigious UK children s book prize.

A LYME Regis illustrator was shortlisted for a prestigious UK children's book prize.

Margaret Chamberlain's book Pink! was recognised by the Royal Mail Awards for Scottish children's books.

Margaret, who has illustrated more than 200 children's books over her 30 year career, attended the awards ceremony in Edinburgh.

She said she was 'delighted even to be nominated and to get the chance of a lovely trip to Edinburgh.'

She also took part in book signing, mixing with children from all over Scotland. She said: "I rarely meet my readers, so you can imagine how enjoyable this was."

The awards are chosen entirely by children.

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