Malachy Doyle

Malachy Doyle, who himself has ten brothers and sisters, is the author of many books, including Cow, illustrated by Angelo Rinaldi. He lives in North Wales with his family.

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My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Who ate all the chocolate?

Q. What do you regret most?

A. I wish I hadn't just eaten the whole of that chocolate bar. I wish I'd managed to save some of it for later. And a tiny bit for you.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. I'd love to be able to illustrate my picture books, but I can't draw for toffee. If I try and draw a pig it looks like a worm.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Mobile phones. They just never stop beeping or nattering.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. There's a scream. The cat digs its claws into my knee. I jump up. My book falls in the fire. I run to see what the scream was. The burning book falls out of the fire onto the carpet...

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