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Children's author visits Amersham school
A TOP children's author wowed pupils at an Amersham school with her storytelling when she paid them a visit.
Annabel Claridge helped the girls at Heatherton House School celebrate Book Week when she came to give them a talk on Wednesday.
She is the author of the popular children's books Storm Dogs, Mortal Dogs and Iron Horses, all about a time-travelling poodle called Bo and she spoke about transforming her ideas into published books.
Ms Claridge said: "The Heatherton girls were lovely and asked lots of insightful questions. As well as talking about my books, I felt it was important to explain the editing process to the older girls. Hopefully, it showed to them that even published authors have their work marked and criticised and that the key to successful writing is to listen to your teachers’ suggestions."
Ruth Worboys, Head of English at Heatherton House, said: "Annabel’s visit was the perfect end to what has been an interesting and challenging Book Week for the girls at Heatherton. Her inspirational time with the girls really stimulated their enthusiasm for creative writing."
And year six pupil Lilly Maini said: "It was so cool to have a famous author in our school. History can sometimes be a bit boring, but her books really bring it to life. She has definitely inspired me to write my own book."
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