A TALENTED writer from Leigh Sinton made a special visit to her old school to celebrate World Book Day.
Rosie Pugh, who last month launched her debut novel The Pearliad, went back to King’s Worcester – the place where she first learned her craft.
World Book Day is held every year and celebrates the importance of authors, illustrators, books and reading in society.
Rosie, who was at the Worcester based school for more than a decade before moving to Oxford University, got the opportunity to tell youngsters about her book, how she learned the art of writing fiction and how the process began of turning her novel into a published title.
“It was great to talk to children of different age groups and reconnect with the school,” she told the Observer.
“The staff are so friendly here and made me feel really welcome.
“I think it is important for young people to keep reading as much as possible. Some people say it is hard to keep sticking to it but I think it is rewarding if they can and helps inspire them with ideas.
“The book (The Pearliad) has gone down really well so far and I have been impressed with the feedback which has been given to me. It’s been great to get so many nice comments from different people.”
The talented writer now is starting preparations to write her second book which will be the next part of The Pearliad’s trilogy series.
“Once I complete my studies at university I will start planning the second book,” she added.
“It would also be great to go to more schools around the area and tell youngsters about the book and writing in general.”
Annabel Jeffery, librarian at King’s Worcester, added: “It was a delight to have Rosie back at school with us on Thursday, and her visit made this World Book Day a very special one.
“We are very proud of Rosie and wish her all the best for the writing of her second book.”