A huge thank you to world renowned author Joseph Delaney who came into school before half term to present to our Year 7’s about his life as an author and the influences behind his multimillion selling Wardstone Chronicles series.
The highlight of this was hearing Joseph describe his inspirations for the first book in the series; ‘The Spook’s Apprentice’. A story of a local ‘Spook’ who has been keeping the County safe from evil. Now his time is coming to an end, but who will take over? Many apprentices have tried. Some floundered, some fled, some failed to stay alive. Just one boy is left. Thomas Ward. He is the last hope. But does he stand a chance against Mother Malkin, the most dangerous witch in the County?
It was very insightful to hear about the thought processes behind creating such a rich and interesting setting, with many of our Year 7’s very eager to get their own signed copy from Mr Delaney’s fantastic series after the presentation!