David Baddiel today launches his first-of-a-kind children’s story, The Girl Who Had Never Been On a Train. The comedian and award-winning children’s author, has written the story as part of his role as Virgin Trains’ ‘Summer Author’. The exclusive story has been brought to life with drawings from by award-winning illustrator Jim Field.
David travelled on trains over the summer months across the UK on both the east and west coast routes to create the children’s fiction. His tale was inspired by his observations of the passengers and staff who travelled on the trains. By spending time on the trains and interacting with passengers, David also unearthed people’s summer memories, which inspired his story.
The Girl Who Had Never Been On a Train, tells the tale of eleven year-old Chrissie who loves trains but has yet to travel on an actual one. When Chrissie finally gets on a train, with her Grandpa Henry, to go to London for an important operation, her trip from Scotland to London turns out to be quite literally magical – and is going to change Chrissie’s life forever…
This unique story will delight fans of his two previous, highly-acclaimed children’s books, The Parent Agency and The Person Controller. The Girl Who Had Never Been on a Train is being unveiled as the first exclusive commission for BEAM, Virgin Trains’ free on-board content platform.