They were opening a new school library, which I think is an absolutely brilliant thing to do, and they'd invited the illustrator Alexis Deacon and myself along to talk about books, to mark the occasion. Here we are outside the library, just moments before the grand opening!
It was an absolute pleasure to answer questions about Varjak Paw from all the classes who'd been reading it, before giving a big assembly to KS2 about writing and books. I was hugely inspired to see all the enthusiasm for reading, and to hear so many brilliant questions!
It was also a pleasure to sign books for everyone who wanted one at the end. And if anyone from St Mary's and St John's has a question that we didn't have time to answer on the day, or would like to say anything about my books or the visit, just leave me a comment below!