World Book Day was less hectic this year than in 2016, when I wrote One Good turn, the Irish entry for World Book DayA. World Book Day 2017 was still an active day, however, and I had the pleasure of meeting pupils in Killicomaine Junior High School in Portadown.
World Book Day
World Book Day Event
Brian was joined by authors Steve Butler, Sibeal Pounder, Jonathan Meres and Shane Hegarty for the launch of World Book Day in Liberty Hall, Dublin.
Hundreds of children converged on the theatre in Liberty Hall for photographs, book signings, readings and talks by the authors.
Steve gave a hilarious account of his own childhood, Sibeal dressed volunteers from the audience as witches, Shane spoke about his Darkmouth series of books, Jonathan played the guitar, and Brian read the opening scene from his World Book Day novel, One Good Turn.
Afterwards all of the authors met the children, and the event was filmed by RTE and shown on News2Today.
One Good Turn publication day
Brian here, my new book, One Good Turn, is this year’s Irish entry for World Book Day.
One Good Turn is a sequel to my 1916 novel Friend or Foe, and is set three months after the Easter Rising, with the story told from the unusual viewpoint of a young looter.
I hope you enjoy it!