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Meeting an author

Years 7 and 8 visited Ruthin Library to see Chris D’Lacey, author of a series of books about clay dragons which come to life! Having experienced his first novel The Fire Within as preparation in lessons and visited the author’s website, the pupils were thoroughly entertained by a succession of stories from D’Lacey’s own life, which inspired his writing. As a pupil, he was strongly influenced by J.R.R. Tolkein’s The Hobbit, and one recognised the core of his first major novel in his experience with a pigeon! His enthusiasm was infectious, evident in the torrent of perceptive questions from his eager audience. After reading an extract from his latest novel Dark Fire, the author concluded with a popular book signing session, and pupils returned to school, keen to start their new purchases!      
 Jonathan Hamer

Posted on: October 16, 2009

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