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Were you scared when you saw pirates? When you met the ogres did you think you were in trouble? Is Envelope the cat real? Can we buy any of Captain Black Beards cakes? Thank you for great stories – William

Hello William,

Thank you for all your great questions.

I was a little bit scared when I saw all the pirates. But not for very long because I knew everything would be okay once I'd found out what they were really like.

I wasn't too worried about the ogre because I really like ogres. Envelope and the good, grey mare were terrified though!

My cat Envelope is real. He was actually named after a rabbit called Envelope. But that's a very long story.

Why don't you have a go at baking your own pirate cakes? Then you could send me a photo of them to put on the website and I'll send you a Sir Charlie Certificate of BRILLIANCE.

Have a lovely weekend. I'm on another adventure - inside a volcano this time. Wish me luck.

Lots of love,

Sir Charlie



Dear Sir Charlie. 

Thank you for the good idea about making some cakes. Here are two pictures of them. I made them with my sister Tilly. We have two further questions.

1. Are you still in the volcano? Is it very hot? 

2. When is your birthday. 

(that appears to be three questions) 

Love from, William (and Tilly and Daddy)


What has been your greatest adventure? Cherry Class

Hi Cherry Class, Every adventure I have is great, no matter how big or small. I love them all. Love Sir Charlie X

When will there be a new Sir Charlie Stinky Socks book? Daniel

Hi Daniel, Have you read ‘The Pirate’s Curse’ yet? The next one ‘The Mummy’s Gold’ will be out in the autumn this year. I hope you enjoy it. Love Sir Charlie X

Hi Kristina, I was wondering if you did school performances? Our school is St Edmunds School in Abingdon Oxfordshire and we are hoping to inspire our boy writers! Karen

Hello Karen, Yes, I do school performances – it’s one of the things I like best about my job. If you contact the publicity department at Egmont, they will be able to give you details - I hope we can help you out. All the best Kristina

Dear Sir Charlie, What is the best thing to do? Dylan

Hello Dylan, Having adventures with my friends is my best thing to do. What do you like doing best? Love Sir Charlie X

When do you go to school, Sir Charlie? Anthony Browne Class

Hello Anthony Browne Class, It’s the ‘real’ Sir Charlie here. I go to school every day; it’s about 5 miles away from where I live and I’ve got lots of different teachers. I’m not sure if the Sir Charlie in the books goes to school. I’ll ask Kristina. Do you think he does? Love from Charlie X

Is being a knight fun? Eloise

Hello Eloise, Being a Knight is brilliant fun. I get to have all sorts of adventures and I can help people who have problems. I like making everyone happy. Love from, Sir Charlie X

How old are you? Jenny

Hello Jenny, I’m probably about the same age as YOU! How old are you? Love from, Sir Charlie X
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