I am extremely sorry to say that owing to the attention of a very small number of people, this website now contains nothing that could be seen in anyway as personal information.

This is a great sadness to me. I have left the contact page up (provisionally) and will reply to all professional and literary queries as usual, but in future all contact requests will be heavily screened. Schools, libraries, publishers and readers are of course very welcome. 

The educational content on this page is still with me, and I am happy to send it out to anyone who would like to use it.

It is very difficult to deal with the intrusive scrutiny of online individuals. This is the only solution I have so far.

My apologies, Hilary Mckay