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Tempi's friends

Despite being very busy throughout June and into July, I've still managed to make time to work on my children's book, Tempi.

I'm so happy to have finished the back cover of the book, which shows Tempi's friends coming together to make music.

Tempi back cover

Although these other characters may only show up on a few pages of the book, I've spent a lot of time thinking about who they are and what real-world person they may be inspired by.

I've written before about how the badger is inspired by Joe Strummer. When I was a teenager, I used to watch the documentary The Clash: Westway to the World religiously. I loved the part where Strummer says 'If someone had come in and said, "Let's play this with balalaikas," everyone would have gone, "Give me the biggest balalaika!"'

Which is exactly what I've done.

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