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John Barrowman to Pen Children’s Novel

John Barrowman
John Barrowman

John Barrowman and his sister Carole will write a fantasy novel for children aged 9-12 years old, set for paperback publication in August 2011, according to published reports.The novel will follow a 13-year-old twin brother and sister.

Barrowman has previously penned his autobiography and is set to work on a book in conjunction with his television series Torchwood.

As previously reported, Barrowman will embark on a U.K. concert tour later this year, beginning with an engagement on October 1 at Oxford’s New Theatre. The 23-city tour will include a performance at Royal Albert Hall in London (October 4) and at Edinburgh’s Playhouse (November 2). He will be performing selections from his recently released self-titled CD, which features songs from Cats, Mamma Mia, Nine, Jersey Boys, and Mack and Mabel, among others.

Barrowman’s many stage credits inclde La Cage Aux Folles, Robin Hood: The Pantomime Adventure, Company, Anything Goes, and A Few Good Men.

He is well known in the UK for his TV appearances in Torchwood, Doctor Who, How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?, Any Dream Will Do, and I’d Do Anything, and he appeared last season on the ABC series Desperate Housewives.

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