The British Library is joining in the nation’s World Book Day celebrations with author events to accompany our exhibition, Murder in the Library: An A to Z of Crime Fiction. The exhibition will take visitors on a journey through the development of crime and detective fiction, from its origins in the early 19th century, taking in the adventures of Sherlock Holmes, and the fiendish plots of Dr Fu Manchu.
We’re inviting Primary School students to the Library to meet children’s authors whose work is inspired by the world of crime and mystery, take part in creative writing activities and explore the exhibition.
Gareth P Jones
Monday 4 March 2013, 10.30-12pm and 1-2.30pm (FULLY BOOKED)
Award-winning children’s author Gareth P Jones will present a lively interactive performance using original songs and humour inspired by his books, The Thornthwaite Inheritance, a story of murderous twins which is less whodunit and more whodonewhat, and Constable & Toop, a tale of murder, ghosts and haunted houses set in Victorian London.
Suitable for Year 3-6.
Tuesday 5 March 2013, 10.30-12pm and 1-2.30pm
Christopher Edge is the children’s author of thrilling adventures Twelve Minutes to Midnight and Shadows of the Silver Screen. Both books follow feisty 13-year-old orphan, Penny Tredwell, as she weaves macabre tales and uncovers the dark underworld of Victorian Britain. Christopher will be reading from a selection of his books, discussing the inspiration behind his work and inviting young people to create some dark tales of their own!
Suitable for Year 5-6.