Had enormous fun visiting Downs Junior School in Brighton on Tuesday on the week of World book day. I went there with Ms Daniel who worked at Downs until recently. She invited me to Downs school when Magnificent Grace was still in its early drafts. The feedback I got from an earlier set of Downs pupils helped me get the book right.
Peter Kenny read to a big hall full of children, as well as talking about skeletons and unfairness and swimming pools and editing and lots more… in four classes. He also told them why he chose the mysterious pseudonym of Skelton Yawngrave. Lots of children bought copies of Magnificent Grace too. A really exciting day!
Next stop Balcombe on World Book Day itself. Really looking forward to it!