VIII in good company as pb tour launches on St George's Day or Shakespeare's Birthday - Monday 23 April 2012
Despite driving rain and freezing cold winds, the enthusiasm and energy of over 100 year 8's at Thomas Knyvett College in Ashford, Middlesex gave Harriet Castor a great start for her pb tour which started today ... and will take in Hampton Court, the Boleyn Festival, Ipswich, Oxford, Warwick, Bramhall and Manchester until early May.
With thanks to Rebecca, the events manager at the Staines branch of Waterstones, and on the day, Natalie Likness, Branch Manager as well as the librarian Madeleine Manning at the college was really keen to introduce authors to her year 8's in a bid to support the college's literacy drive.
Lively discussions and excellent questions ensured the 50 mins or so sped by before Harriet signed books and spoke to members of staff - all of whom said how much they had enjoyed the morning.
After a quick coffee and a toastie, Harriet back on the train into London to find a quiet space to continue her work on book no. 2 and prepare for tomorrow's events at the Henrietta Barnett School in Hampstead Garden Suburb and Queen College in Harley Street.