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Back of the net: library scores again

Thursday, 04 October 2012 21:10

A session – or game – of two halves with football fanatic and children’s author Tom Palmer at the Henry Bloom Noble Library mixed elements of the ‘Beautiful Game’ with reading to striking effect.


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The session kicked off with a football quiz where the children tackled questions from newspapers, magazines and books posed by the writer who confessed to discovering the world of words and books only slowly, with a little help from his mother.


Borough librarian Jan Macartney (pictured above) also pitched in as children took penalties against her and before the full-time whistle blew there was book signing and a question and answer session.



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(Left: Tom Palmer with a copy of 'White Fear', his second book in The Squad series, with Sam Ashworth, 11 and Thomas Macartney, 10. Right: Tom Palmer explains some of the intricacies of writing...and football)



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(Tom Palmer with the library's Jan Macartney and Sophie Mills...and some football and reading fans) All pictures: Andrew Barton