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Adam Baron shares his Biggest Fear


Adam Baron, author of highly-acclaimed children's debut Boy Underwater, shares his Biggest Fear

My biggest fear when I was younger is a bit embarrassing but I’ll admit it: dogs. Big ones, small ones, thin ones, fat ones, I used to be petrified of them. Apparently we had a crazy German Shepherd when I was two, which I don’t remember (thankfully). It probably barked like fury at me and that put me right off canines. I’m much better now (though I’m still a bit nervous when a pooch bounds towards me in the park). I have my wife to thank for it. Her family had a collie when I met her and, after initial terror, I got to really like her. Her name was Honey and I actually rescued her once when we were hiking in the fog. She got her head stuck in a fence and I found her and set her free. I think that’s why my wife decided to marry me, actually, so it’s good to overcome your fears!

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Adam Baron shares his Biggest Fear
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Boy Underwater

Cymbeline Igloo (yes, really!) has NEVER been swimming

Not ever. Not once.

But how hard can it be? He’s Googled front crawl and he’s found his dad’s old pair of trunks. He’s totally ready.

What he’s not ready for is the accident at the pool – or how it leads his mum to a sudden breakdown.

Now, with the help of friends old and new, Cymbeline must solve the mystery of why his mum never took him near water – and it will turn his whole life upside down…


9th August 2018

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