DetailsThe Bucket is the enthralling childhood memoir of one of the most successful and best-loved children's authors in the world. Allan Ahlberg was adopted as a baby, picked up in London by his new mother and taken back to Oldbury in the Black Country. He spent an oddly enchanted childhood in an industrial town in the 1940s - a time which lovers of Ahlberg's classic picture books The Baby's Catalogue and Peepo! might feel they have glimpsed before. He held jobs as a gravedigger, postman and teacher and collaborated with his wife Janet on a series of much-loved, now classic children's picture books including Cops and Robbers, Each Peach Pear Plum, Burglar Bill, Please Mrs Butler, and The Ha Ha Bonk Book. Allan will talk about his life and his incredible body of work.