Hilary Bell is a graduate of the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), the Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS), and the Julliard Playwrights' Program (New York). Best known for writing stage drama, Bell has also written for radio, opera, television, and film.
Among her work for television are scripts for short-lived soap opera Echo Point (1995), children's puppet show The Ferals (1995), and Australian-New Zealand co-production Mirror, Mirror (1995): her novel based on the latter series won the Aurealis Award (young adult division) in 1996.
'From the creators of bestselling Alphabetical Sydney comes a walk up busy Numerical Street, past its laundromats, cake shops, panel beaters and hair salons. A fresh look at familiar shops and businesses, the vibrant illustrations and playful verse of Numerical Street celebrate the jostle and chaos of suburban streetscapes.' (Publication summary)
'On his way to school, a young boy ﬁnds a red balloon tangled around a lamp post. Soon after rescuing it, the boy discovers the balloon has a mind of its own! Together, the boy and his balloon wander the streets, exploring the neighbourhood and searching for adventure.'
'This is our Sydney, the brightest and best of it, North to the south to the east and the west of it. Bats and cicadas, lawn bowls and the zoo, This is our town. Let us share it with you. ' (Publisher's blurb)