3rd year pupils at Our Lady’s enjoyed an hour with Kirkland Ciccone, author of Catalyst longlisted Conjuring the Infinite. Kirkland ran through his own reading experiences as a child, explaining the impact of different characters and series at particular times in his life.
Pupils enjoyed Kirkland’s stories about growing up in Cumbernauld, with its lovely libraries and unattractive buildings (his words, not mine). Highlights included how not to get bullied (courtesy of Betty the Machete), the adventures of his young detective club, and an illustrated guide to when book titles go wrong.
Not surprising then that the pupils had a great time, and clustered round to get autographs and buy books. It’s fair to say that 3rd year now have the most autographed English jotters in the school.