Queen Victoria’s Underpants Launched at CBCA Conference by a Queen

Queen Victoria’s Underpants Launched at CBCA Conference by a Queen

Women didn’t wear underpants

  until Queen Victoria  came along. 

 How can you live without underpants?

Rude, Rude, Rude!!!!!!!!!!





At Jackie French & Bruce Whately’s launch of  ‘Queen Victoria’s Underpants’ 

at the CBCA Conference, the Queen herself announced that she’s now wearing

UNDERPANTS ……………… . 

& so does everyone else now. Phew.

It was a fabulous launch with lots of authors, illustrators,

librarians and everyone and even me there.

 Jackie spoke beautifully about the research that

Bruce encompassed in his fabulous illustrations

of the book.


Jackie and Bruce were appropriately knighted.

Queen Victoria's Underpants By Jackie French, Bruce Whatley

I'm a writer committed to kids in particular. Adults are good too. Want to bring hope through story to my readers. Awarded an Order of Australia, Lady Cutler Award and a Lifetime International Award for Literacy for my body of work, spreading literacy is really important. I'm head of SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand, patron of Monkey Baa Theatre, Ambassador for the Premier's Reading Challenge, Writer Ambassador for Room to Read ... among other roles. I also love heritage and adapting to enhance the lives of people today, which is why I restored The Hughenden Hotel 1870s and The Residences Centennial Park - the only homes in the parklands which are open now for accommodation, events and lots of nature.


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