No trouble at t’Mill for this Arkwright!

Sue Wilkins, Arkwright the Duck

For writers, securing a commission  is a dream come true. Children’s author, Sue Wilkins, was even provided with a character to write about – a little duck called Arkwright who lives at Cromford Mill. The end result was a story, written by Sue and illustrated by Liz Furness, called Arkwright the Duck. Rosie Gilligan visited Sue at her home near Darley Dale, to find out more.

AS we sit in Sue’s living room, a handsome black cat called Merlin pushes open the door and enters. Finding me there interviewing his mistress, he approaches to get a better look…