Annabelle Neilson is giving fans a different side of herself in her recently-released children's book, The Me Me Me's: Angry Me. The book follows the tale of Angry Me, who learns how to deal with his emotions when he meets Mellow Yellow Me. It's a tale that was partly inspired by the Ladiess of London author's own childhood.
"Angry me is a character based on me in part as a child with severe dyslexia — but I think Angry Me evokes the frustrations and feelings for children when they can’t release such a powerful emotion as anger and it can be so many different things that a child can struggle with," she told MyBaba. "Other characters have been based around friends, some family, some godchildren. You do look for inspiration amongst the people close to you."
Turns out some of those folks are people she holds quite close to her. "Messy Me is based on my sister. Dreamy Me is based in part on me but also on all children who when they are asleep have the ability to make anything happen and anything possible," she said, before revealing that one of those characters was created as a tribute to her friend, the late fashion designer Alexander McQueen. "Imaginative Me I wrote for my friend Lee Alexander McQueen and I will dedicate that book to him for very obvious reasons. He was the most imaginative person I ever knew."
For more Annabelle, take a look at photos from her recent book launch.
Check out a preview of next week's Ladies of London episode (airing on Monday at 10/9c).