Tue, 31 Jan|
ALLY SHERRICK & CATHERINE RANDALL - The Time Tunnellers
Pack your imaginations and join time-travelling author duo, Catherine Randall and Ally Sherrick, for a whistle-stop tour back to the strange, exciting and often downright dangerous times and places their books are set in. AGES 9+
Time & Location
31 Jan 2023, 13:30 – 14:15
About the Artists & Speakers
Ally is the award-winning author of stories full of history, mystery and adventure.
BLACK POWDER, her debut novel about a boy caught up in the Gunpowder Plot, won the Historical Association’s Young Quills Award. Other titles include THE BURIED CROWN, a wartime tale with a whiff of Anglo-Saxon myth and magic and THE QUEEN’S FOOL, a story of treachery and treason set at the court of King Henry VIII. Ally’s latest book, publishing February 2023 with Chicken House Books, is VITA AND THE GLADIATOR, the story of a young girl’s fight for justice in the high-stakes world of London’s gladiatorial arena.
For more information about Ally and her books visit www.allysherrick.com You can also follow her on Twitter @ally_sherrick
Catherine is a writer of historical fiction for 9-13 year olds. Her debut novel, The White Phoenix, set in a London bookshop in 1666, was shortlisted for the Historical Association Young Quills Award 2021. She has also written and produced two local community history plays.
Catherine is passionate about encouraging children’s reading and writing. She volunteers with the charity Give a Book at Family Days at HMP Wandsworth and is an active member of CWISL (Children’s Writers and Illustrators for Stories and Literacy). Catherine is also a Time Tunneller, a group of five children’s historical fiction writers who provide weekly short history videos and blogs for schools, including a weekly writing challenge. As well as doing author visits, Catherine takes workshops about the Great Fire of London into primary schools.
Catherine is currently working on her second novel, set in the Surrey Zoological Gardens, a once-famous attraction in Victorian London.