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Book Fair Success

Girl browsing at World Book WeekMark RobsonAuthor Mark Robson signed copies of his books after his talk to the 4th Form

For the eighth consecutive year, the Piper Library held their Book Fair to coincide with World Book Week – a celebration of books and reading held in more than 30 countries around the globe.

The Book Fair has become an exciting annual addition to the school calendar, popular with both students and staff. It has proved hugely successful in the past and this year was no exception with £4,600 being spent during the week.

With a vast selection of fiction titles available, including both new releases and classics, the students had difficulty in choosing. Favoured titles included the new releases “Blood River” by Tim Butcher, “The Inheritance of Loss” by Hiran Desai, “A Quiet Belief in Angels” by R. J. Ellory and “A Thousand Splendid Suns” by Khaled Hosseini. Revision and study guides were also very popular as summer examinations draw near.

Earlier in the year the school was fortunate in being able to secure a visit by author of teenage fiction, Mark Robson. Previously an RAF fighter pilot he spent time in many war-torn areas of the world including the Falklands Islands. All of the 4th form attended Mark’s talk where topics as varied as flying and life in the RAF, writing and personal motivation as well as writing techniques were covered. Mark proved to be a highly entertaining and interesting speaker who spent time after his talk talking to the students and signing copies of his books for them.