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Simon Mockler’s Beatrix the Bold and the Riddletown Dragon published by Piccadilly Press

Simon Mockler’s middle-grade novel about a very bold queen, Beatrix the Bold and the Riddletown Dragon, is published today by Piccadilly Press.

This is the second book in a series featuring the tenacious Beatrix, with the third, Beatrix the Bold and the Balloon of Doom, being published in February 2020.

Beatrix the Bold is a queen. A very bold queen. And she’s also only ten years old. But that’s never stopped her from doing anything before, and it’s not going to stop her now.

She’s already averted her own kidnapping and fought off an Evil Army. Now she needs to find her long-lost parents, and fend off her villainous aunt Esmerelda. She just has to cross a vast kingdom to get there and save a bunch of children from deadly peril while confronting a terrifying dragon … Easy, right?

But when you’re Beatrix the Bold and you’ve got Oi the Boy, Dog the Dog and Wilfred the Wise by your side, you can do anything . . .

Simon Mockler studied art at Camberwell Art College and Modern Languages at Cambridge. He has worked as an artist, musician, teacher and civil servant and now works as a consumer law and advertising specialist. He lives in South London with his wife and two children, who keep asking him what he wants to be when he grows up.