Just 62 words...



Joan Lennon is one of the 26 writers - another of whom is Sir Andrew Motion - selected to write about 26 artefacts in The Foundling Museum, built on the site of The Foundling Hosital in London, the UK's first children's charity. This is one of many initiatives driven by 26, a confederacy of writers of all genres.

Joan's artefact - My Foundling Girl - is the bust of a child, presumably one of the girls who lived in the school. Joan's History Girls blog in which she revealed that choice is here

The exhibition of writers' responses to the 26 artefacts - each exactly 62 words long - is on this summer. Details are on the Foundling Museum website here

The museum is well worth a visit - affecting and inspiring. But the writers' responses will give the collection a whole new dimension while they're there.

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