In 2015, former St Gabriel’s English teacher, Abi Elphinstone, burst onto the children’s book scene. Her debut, The Dreamsnatcher, was heralded as one of the Best Children’s Books of 2015 by The Guardian; the Daily Mail billed it as being ‘Harry Potter dark magic territory – atmospheric and packed with drama’ and The Sunday Times called it ‘thrilling’.
Abi’s second book, The Shadow Keeper, was published last year and was The Times’ Book of the Week and listed as one of the Best Children’s Books of 2016 by The Guardian. Hot-off-the press this month is her eagerly anticipated The Night Spinner, the third and final book in the trilogy.
We are delighted to welcome Abi back to talk about her seven-year journey to publication, her writing process and the exciting research adventures behind her books, which include living with the Kazakh Eagle Hunters in Mongolia and dog-sledding across the Arctic.
We would be pleased to welcome pupils in Year 7 – Year 13 in local schools to join us for this talk at St Gabriel’s on Monday, 27 February, at 4.10pm.
The venue will be signposted from the car park.