Today Years 3, 4 & 5 were delighted to welcome D.D. Everest.
D. D. Everest or Des as he likes to be called, is a successful journalist who wrote for The Times and is also an author of a number of non-fiction books.
He lives with his family in a rambling Victorian house in Ashdown Forest, the birthplace of Winnie the Pooh. One of his hobbies is managing a football team; this went down very well particularly as football mania has taken over SHS today!
His debut novel, Archie Greene and the Magician’s Secret, was shortlisted for the Best Children’s Book in the National Book Awards. Des talked to the boys about his ideas on getting started with writing the Archie Greene books and his love of writing … the secret being to write more and more, then rewrite adding new ideas.
Des read an extract from his book drawing the boys in to Archie’s magical adventures and then a lively, interactive discussion began. Cameron Elliot, James Geater, Daniel Adams came up with some very imaginative questions/ideas and Alex Collie gave Des a wonderful idea for Archie’s next adventure in book three….watch this space!
Overall the boys thoroughly enjoyed the event.
Mrs H. Thorowgood