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Children's author Robin Stevens inspires Dartford pupils with talk and workshop

PUBLISHED: 12:00 02 December 2017

Children's novelist Robin Stevens with pupils from Wilmington Grammar School for Girls and Holmesdale school. Picture: Wilmington Grammar School for Girls

Children's novelist Robin Stevens with pupils from Wilmington Grammar School for Girls and Holmesdale school. Picture: Wilmington Grammar School for Girls

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A children's novelist popped into a school to chat about her popular detective books.

Robin Stevens ran a session for Year 7 and 8 pupils at Wilmington Grammar School for Girls, Dartford, also attended by children from Holmesdale School.

The author – best known for her Murder Most Unladylike series – signed books, posed for photos and spoke to the youngsters about her love of crime novels, her boarding school days and the inspirations behind her work.

She also tasked the children with creating their own book ideas.

“It was wonderful to have Robin share her inspiration and encourage the students to create their very own mystery story,” said librarian Isabel Black.

While Stevens said: “School visits remind me why being a children’s author is the best job in the world, I am proud to inspire the next generation of authors.”

The novelist has published five Murder Most Unladylike books. The first, called Murder Most Unladylike, won The Waterstones Children’s Book Prize young fiction category in 2015.

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