On 14 October a group of Year 9 pupils and the Librarians visited Garth Hill College for the launch of the Berkshire Book Award 2016. One of last year’s shortlisted authors, Laura Jarratt, gave an engaging presentation about her books and her experience of being a writer whilst juggling the demands of having a full time job and parenting a toddler! The audience was most impressed with the fact she managed to write the first draft of her latest novel in a six weeks!  Pupils from school throughout Berkshire bombarded her with questions and were delighted with the opportunity to purchase a book and get it signed.