Dereham Neatherd High School

Dereham Neatherd High School

Traditional, Inclusive, Supportive

Visiting Author

Dear Parent/Guardian

We are once again delighted to be able to host another author visit to our school this year. Author Linda Davies will be bringing her longbow to talk about her new book Longbow Girl to Year 8 students on Tuesday 14th June during P5. Books will be available to purchase at a discounted rate of £6.00 courtesy of Jarrolds Book Department. We have found that many students after hearing an author speak/read from their book are keen to own a signed copy and are left disappointed if they have not brought cash on the day.

Longbow Girl is a stunningly exciting and dramatic story set in the wilds of the Welsh mountains, where the brave and beautiful Merry Owen, the Longbowgirl, travels back in time to the autocratic kingdom of King Henry V111 to save her ancestors.

Steeped in history, ancient lore and crackling with tension between the central characters Merry and James, Longbowgirl explores the themes of who we are and who we can become when fighting for those we love and for our very lives. Are we prisoners of our history or can we break free? Can we become all that we need to be to meet the ultimate challenge of life and death in the King’s Tournament and in the dungeons of the Black Castle?

We hope your child will enjoy this fabulous opportunity.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs. Gill

Librarian