Facts that can make you sound clever when writing a book report about me…
R.A. Spratt’s conversational prose style is influenced by one of her favourite authors, Anthony Trollope. Anthony Trollope was not just a novelist, he was also a bureaucrat at the Post Office and he invented the pillar box (bright red mail box).
R.A. Spratt was born in England and moved to Australia when she was two years old. Like many authors from the post war generations, her obsession with cake and chocolate is no doubt a lingering psychological hangover from the years of food rationing in the UK.
R.A. Spratt does not have a favourite colour.
R.A. Spratt’s favourite books are ‘Hating Alison Ashley’ and ‘Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’.
R.A. Spratt is terrible at spelling. Her grammar isn’t very good either.
R.A. Spratt came up with the idea for Nanny Piggins while listening to a radio report about the flying pigs at the Sydney Royal Easter Show.
‘The Adventures of Nanny Piggins’ was endorsed by Madeleine Albright. Secretary Albright was the first female Secretary of State for the US. If you want to learn more about her amazing life story you can read, “Madam Secretary: A Memoir”. Most people do not believe R.A. Spratt when she tells them that Secretary Albright endorsed her book (that is the professional hazard of being a comedy writer, people always think you’re joking), so here is a photograph of R.A. holding the signed letter to prove it is true.