Julieanne loves reading classic The Girls' Own Book of the early 20th century. She doesn't agree with the current thinking which suggests that children only want to read books which reflect their own experiences and lives but thinks that reading can take readers into worlds they could not otherwise inhabit. So, in Flockford Manor School, she has created an imaginary world in which she would like to live, set in the village in which she grew up herself. Some places' names are real, but all characters are invented. She hopes you will enjoy reading about Flockford in the first book of the series as much as she has loved creating it.