Look Who’s writing

THE creative director of the BBC s hugely popular Doctor Who books visited a St Neots school to share some of his secrets with pupils. Justin Richards, the author of more than 20 novels including The Invisible Detective and Doctor Who, visited Longsands C

THE creative director of the BBC's hugely popular Doctor Who books visited a St Neots school to share some of his secrets with pupils.

Justin Richards, the author of more than 20 novels including The Invisible Detective and Doctor Who, visited Longsands College.

Year 8 pupils met the author, who revealed that some of the ideas for his books had come from his experiences growing up as child in what he believed was a haunted house.

The visit, organised by college librarian Andrew Hynes, took place to coincide with National Book Week.


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Pupils were also asked who their favourite authors were, and books by these writers were ordered and put in the college library in a bid to encourage students to read more. The most popular author was Jacqueline Wilson, whose books include the story of Tracey Beaker.

Mr Hynes said: "Inviting authors to come into school and meet students encourages the pupils to think about different styles of writing and the inspiration behind many books.

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"It also helps bring books come to life by meeting the author of a book they have read and will hopefully encourage them to read more.

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