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Author Sophie Hannah visits Norwich High


Crime writer Sophie Hannah visited Norwich High School for Girls on Tuesday (27th March) to talk to sixth formers and parents about her new novel Kind of Cruel. She also signed copies of the book, which was published in hardback last month. Kind of Cruel is Sophies seventh psychological crime novel to feature Simon Waterhouse and Charlie Zailer.

We were all delighted to welcome such a distinguished author and poet as Sophie Hannah, commented Librarian Mrs Liz Wraith. The girls thoroughly enjoyed meeting her and listening to her talk about her work. Her poetry had us all laughing in the aisles and her readings from her psychological thrillers had us all holding our breath in suspense!

Sophie Hannah explained that her books centre around a really high concept, impossible seeming mystery. I start with an idea for a crime and then I spend the next year trying to solve it!

Year 13 Sixth Former Diana Howes (17) commented Im reading Little Face at the moment so it was very interesting to hear Sophies inspiration behind the book. She is a really inspiring author and I very much enjoyed the afternoon.

Sophie Hannahs novels, which are studied at GCSE, A level and degree level, are published in 20 countries. She has also written five collections of poetry. Her third book The Point of Rescue was made into a gripping Crime Drama series on ITV in May last year. The Other Half Lives will air on ITV in June 2012.

Published: March 29 2012

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