What an honour it is for Artichoke Hearts to be chosen for the Booktrust's "Booked Up" scheme. This fantastic initiative, that was nearly cut earlier in the year, means that all year seven children whose schools are signed up for the scheme, get given a book for free. The Booktrust have just put in an enormous order for Artichoke Hearts. The Booktrust is a charity, so it's not about selling books, but about widening your profile. This is any debut novelist's wish; to have your novel widely read. Mira the heroine of Artichoke Hearts is in year seven in a large London school so I'm hoping readers who receive this book will easily step into her shoes.