William Ellis boys quiz children’s author Robert Muchamore

Author Robert Muchamore visits William Ellis School where he took questions and signed books with pu

Author Robert Muchamore visits William Ellis School where he took questions and signed books with pupils. Picture: Polly Hancock - Credit: Archant

Avid readers at a secondary school had the chance to quiz best-selling children’s author Robert Muchamore when he returned to his former school.

Pupils aged between 11 and 13 at all-boys William Ellis school in Highgate Road, Dartmouth Park, joined the author of the popular CHERUB series last week for a talk on how he was inspired to write the adventures of some of his best-loved characters.

The lively discussion was chaired by The Guardian’s children’s books editor and William Ellis governor Julia Eccleshare MBE.

Year 7 pupil George Wallis said: “It was fun because he spoke as if you could achieve anything. No matter how many mistakes he made he never gave up.”


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