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Acclaimed fantasy author thrills school children

Acclaimed fantasy author thrills school children

Justin Burns

Acclaimed fantasy author thrills school children

An acclaimed author thrilled children at a Windsor school when she spoke about her books on Monday.

Michelle Paver, who wrote the fantasy series Chronicles of Ancient Darkness, set in pre-agricultural Stone Age Europe, met pupils at St Edward's Royal Free Ecumenical Middle School in Parsonage Lane.

The 53-year-old talked to pupils about the inspiration for her books and answered their questions on writing and how she researched them.

Head of English Geodel Wright said: "It's not every day you get the opportunity to ask a best-selling children's author what a bronze age hunter would use a rabbit's nose for.

"They [the children] discovered how Michelle uses the boot-shaking fear of looking into the eyes of an angry wolf or the heart-lifting joy of swimming with dolphins to create convincing storylines."

She added Michelle also showed off artefacts she has collected on her adventures, which have helped her write her books.

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