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Ed Clarke: Rowan Oakwing

10th March 2018
Venue: The Great Hall, Oundle School PE8 4GH
Time: 2.30 - 3.30pm

Being a fairy is a lot more dangerous than you think . . . There's a strange magic to London's parks. When the sun sets and the gates are closed, tiny winged creatures come to life. The only way to meet them is to become one. And if you become one, there's no way back.

Seven years ago, Rowan's mother left their London home and never returned. Now Rowan is struggling to keep the family together. On the anniversary of her mum's disappearance, Rowan goes to the last spot she saw her. She sits beneath the same tree in the same park, and cries herself to sleep. But when she wakes, Rowan isn't the same at all, she is ten centimetres tall, with tiny oak-leaf wings. She's about to go on an adventure in the hidden world of fairies and foxes. But Rowan's quest will be perilous, with fearsome enemies at her heels. If she wants to get home, she'll need to find the courage she never knew she had, and discover powers she'd never even imagined.

During this event Ed Clarke will talk about how he got into writing, despite having little confidence in this at school. He will then take the children on a journey across London, sharing photos of the real locations visited in the book, and talking about the different fairy tribes that live in the Royal Parks. He’ll read an extract from Rowan Oakwing, before brainstorming a brand new story with the children to inspire confidence in them to tell their own…

Rowan Oakwing came from an idea that popped into Ed's head and wouldn't leave until he wrote it down. He lives in North London and is married with two young daughters who would like to be fairies. When he isn't writing books, Ed works as Head of Film and Television at Shoebox Films.

‘A wonderfully inventive fairyland reminding kids of the magic at the heart of everyday life’ Abi Elphinstone, author of The Shadow Keeper

‘Set to be a modern classic, a fresh fairy story that shows its readers there is much more to being a fairy than there would seem at face value.’ Armadillo


Suitable for ages 7 – 11 years old

Tickets £6, £1 off early bird tickets bought before 3rd March available from the Oundle Box Office, 4 New Street, Oundle.

Open hours: 10.00am – 4.00pm Mon to Fri: Tel 01832 274734, online at www.oundlefestival.org.uk

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