We were lucky to receive a visit from local author, Harriet Castor last Thursday. She spoke to a select group of Year 9 students about her latest book, a historical novel.
This is what Tristan has to say about her:
“The book is about how Henry VIII changed from a golden youth into a gross tyrant. Harriet’s book explores the transformation in great detail through the eyes of Henry himself. Hopefully, this hasn’t spoiled the book too much for those who want to read it! I know I do! Harriet talked extensively about the Tudors and all the research she had to do and impressed everyone with her knowledge. She also talked about how you become an author, enlightening many budding authors in the audience. She went on to sign copies of the book for students, which they will no doubt treasure. An interesting and eloquent author, Harriet’s book VIII is well worth reading!”
Tristan Slade esq.
Follow this link to Amazon for another enthusiastic review posted by Jen Atherton (aka Kathleen!)
For a taste of the event, watch this clip about Harriet talking about her work: