Elson Road, Ellesmere, Shropshire, SY12 9EU

Year 4, 5 and 6 enjoyed a visit from author, Jess Butterworth today.

This afternoon, Jess Butterworth, author of Running on the Roof of the World and When the Mountains Roared, came to talk to us about the process of writing a book.

Jess told us all about her life in India: trekking with goats and visiting the yak! She explained the process of writing – researching ideas, visiting places, interviewing characters and editing her writing.

The children were particularly struck by the number of ‘re-writes’ that Jess did and how long it took her to write her novel.

Many children bought the book and I am looking forward to hearing what they think of it as they move through the chapters.

A huge thank you to Jess Butterworth and Booka Bookshop in Oswestry for our enthralling afternoon.