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Author Charlie Higson meets Calderdale pupils

Library service organised visits to Hipperholme, Brighouse, Elland and Halifax schools

Students at Hipperholme and Lightcliffe High School meet author Charlie Higson

Budding authors were given an insight into the career of best-selling author Charlie Higson.

The successful children’s writer and comedian visited Hipperholme and Lightcliffe High School and appeared in an assembly of 300 young people.

He spoke about his new book, The Fallen, in an event set up by the Discover Team from Calderdale Library Service.

Clr Megan Swift, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People’s Services, said: “I’m delighted that the children at Hipperholme and Lightcliffe High School, along with those from Brighouse High, Brooksbank and North Halifax Grammar, found the visit so entertaining.

“Charlie Higson has had a great deal of success, and I hope his visit will encourage others to follow in his literary footsteps.”

The author spoke about his career as a children’s writer which began with the Young Bond series.

He then went on to talk about his love of horror and about his zombie series and talked extremely about the gift of language and the importance of reading and writing, with of course a lot of gags along the way.


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