Matilda Webb

News & reviews


After many adventures around the globe as a nomadic writer and archaeologist I have come home to roost with my husband to a small island where there's a magical atmosphere to inspire any author. A new beginning and a return to writing.

Highlights from previous years

I was really happy when the publishers reprinted my book The Churches and Catacombs of Early Christian Rome


I had several short stories published, including A Mammoth Leap where Simon's visit to the museum propels him into a real life mammoth hunt


My first children's book, The Ship's Kitten, was published

   further adventures

I was interviewed about The Ship's Kitten on BBC Radio and it was Ed the Owl's book of the month

Ed the owl

The Ship's Kitten had some good reviews...

Carousel - The Guide to Children's Books March 14, 2009
A kitten, abandoned on a stormy night in a rain-lashed port, goes in search of warmth and comfort. She tries again and again to find a position as a... [MORE]

Anorak Magazine December 12, 2008
This is a story about a little kitten who has not got a home, and is cold, wet and hungry at the harbour. It’s about how the kitten tries... [MORE]

Books for Keeps November 06, 2008
A hungry lonely kitten arrives in a fishing village. Desperate to find a home, she tries again and again to get on board a boat, but is chased off... [MORE]

The Scotsman October 18, 2008
Matilda Webb's The Ship's Kitten is a delightful, sequential early reader about a cat who seeks a shipshape home. There are plenty of ships and b... [MORE]

Betty Bookmark July 19, 2008
The Ship's Kitten   Review:... [MORE]

Achuka July 10, 2008
Matilda Webb ill. Ian Benfold Haywood Happy Cat 1905117833 ... [MORE]

Love Reading 4 Kids June 25, 2008
  The Ship's Kitten Matilda Webb         A wonderful... [MORE]