Venue: The Great Hall, Oundle
Recommended for Year 6
Philip is a very experienced journalist and novelist who has written six children’s books and is a regular visitor to schools and libraries.
Philip will talk about his novels, including his latest, The Double Axe, a re-imagining of the Minotaur myth which has won plaudits from Cressida Cowell, Piers Torday, Adele Geras and many others, as well as being critically acclaimed, (Telegraph Best Children's Books of 2016). His interactive, PowerPoint-led talks aim to stimulate the imagination as well as to involve the audience. There is often a creative element to the sessions, with children joining in with creating a plot or even a short piece of writing.
Dark forces are at work in the House of the Double Axe. Stephan, the thirteen-year-old son of King Minos of Crete, stumbles across a terrifying conspiracy. Is the Minotaur, a half man half bull who eats human flesh, real? Or is something even more dangerous threatening to engulf both the palace and the world?
Stephan must race to save his family from a terrible fate and find out what really lurks inside the labyrinth...
You think you know the story? Think again.
"I loved it, it's such an imaginative re-telling of the Minotaur story, gripping and utterly believable." Cressida Cowell
"Hard to imagine a more brilliant reinterpretation of Greek myth than The Double Axe." Anthony McGowan
The Double Axe; The Broken King; The King's Shadow; The King's Revenge