09:00AM, Thursday 03 July 2014
Author Eoin Colfer drew excited children from five schools into his amazing world last week.
The man who created teenage criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl visited St John's Beaumont School in Priest Hill, Old Windsor on Thursday - on the same day as his new book The Hangman's Revolution was published.
The book is the second in a series about a unique 'witness protection programme' that sends people back in time.
St John's head of English Stephen Gibbons said: "We had pupils from four other schools here as our guests - there were 300 here to see Eoin.
"He read from his book and he brought two actors with him to help bring it to life.
"He said he had grown up reading Dickens and Sherlock Holmes so loved recreating the Victorian era."
The children, who included visitors from Trevelyan School in Wood Close and Brigidine School in Kings Road, were also given the chance to become involved in recreating a Victorian magic act.
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