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Author Visit- Ruth Eastham

20th November 2018

On Monday 19th November, author Ruth Eastham visited Maze Hill to speak to our Year 8 students. She talked about the historical background to some of her books. For example, her most recently published novel, The Warrior in the Mist, features the tale of Boudicca and the Iceni tribe. Ruth also told us the surprising title of the first book that she ever wrote, The Good Fairy, and showed us the illustrations. 

In the afternoon, Ruth ran creative writing workshops with years 8, 9 and 10 based on The Warrior in the Mist. The students wrote some amazing pieces of work where they had to put themselves in the story and decide what happened next; they also had to make sure that they included all the senses in their story.