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Made in Chelsea star Ollie Locke releases second children’s book


Made in Chelsea star Ollie Locke releases second children’s book

The reality TV star says writing children’s books is ‘hugely therapeutic’ as he continues journey to becoming a father.

Made in Chelsea star Ollie Locke is releasing his second children’s book, The Faraway Adventures of Henry Bogget.

The synopsis reads:

Henry Bogget is an ordinary boy of just eight years old, and Henry has a secret. A secret that has been kept for many, many years. A secret about magic in London…

In England, whenever someone changes the world and leaves their mark on history, a little round blue plaque is placed on the house where they once lived to make sure they can never be forgotten. With every discovery made, artwork painted or song written, a little trace of very powerful magic, an enchantment, is left behind.

One night, not too long ago, Henry discovered this secret and his life changed forever. An adventure beyond his wildest dreams was about to begin.

As Locke prepares to release the book, he has also discussed how writing children’s fiction is “hugely therapeutic” for him while he is on the challenging path to becoming a father with his husband Gareth.

“There is nothing more important to me than sharing the joys of fatherhood with Gareth. We have gone through two rounds of IVF and though they haven’t been successful, we’re absolutely determined to meet our child and will keep going until that happens.

“We will also keep fighting for other same-sex couples as we lobby for change – there are just too many roadblocks put up in our paths toward parenthood and it isn’t right. Gareth and I are resolved to change that.

“Writing children’s books, including my first bestseller, ‘The Island of Fandye’, is hugely therapeutic as we go through this journey. I love hearing from parents about how their little ones were captivated by the stories and kept asking for one more page at bedtime.”

The Faraway Adventures of Henry Bogget will be released on April 25th, 2023. Pre-orders available at: WaterstonesHatchards, and Cranthorpe Millner.

Locke rose to fame in 2011 as an original cast member of Made in Chelsea, E4’s answer to ‘TOWIE’ that sees a group of young people go through life’s ups and downs in one of the most affluent parts of the capital.

He has also appeared on Celebrity Big Brother, Bear Grylls: The Island and Celebrity Hunted, as well as having acting roles in the ITV2 comedy Plebs and the Micheal Winterbottom film Greed, starring alongside Isla Fisher and Steve Coogan.

In 2014, his autobiographical comedy book Laid in Chelsea made him a Sunday Times bestselling author. He subsequently wrote the children’s novel The Islands Of Fandye, which reached Number 2 in the Amazon Bestsellers charts.

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