A CHILDREN’S author is set to launch her debut book in her home county of Hampshire.

Charlotte Bennett, from Mottisfont near Romsey, will be in a Southampton branch of Barclays as part of a UK tour promoting a series of books about the Bugglepuffs, an eccentric and haphazard family from Devon, which has also been published in the US.

She will be at the Above Bar branch from 10am to 2pm on Saturday, May 10, signing copies of the first book, The Bugglepuffs and the Magic Key.

The adventure series has already attracted a lot of interest here and in America.