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Abi Elphinstone Talk on 27 February 2017

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.

Visitors to St Gabriel's quickly recognise that this is no ordinary school. Parents are always impressed by the sense of purpose and enthusiasm of the talented, committed staff and the confidence of the extremely happy pupils. We offer girls the opportunity for a seamless journey from Nursery through to Sixth Form, with our boys leaving us at the age of 11 for their senior schools.

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