Comic and author David Baddiel coming to Doncaster today

David Baddiel
David Baddiel

Comedian and author David Baddiel is coming to Doncaster today to kick-off a prestigious children’s reading competition.

The former Fantasy Football and Three Lions star will launch this year’s Doncaster Book Award at The Dome this afternoon.

The TV comic, who is also a best selling children’s author, will be talking about his book The Parent Agency, long-listed in this year’s awards, as well as his new book The Person Controller.

A spokesman for Doncaster Book Award said: “Students who come along are sure to be inspired by these funny stories with contemporary themes - and they can meet David after the event!

“We have almost 800 children confirmed as attending the event so it looks like being a fantastic start to our latest award.

The event will take place between 12.30pm and 2.30pm.

The yearly event aims to promote the joy of reading and the importance of literacy amongst young people.

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