Free Author Event

We are delighted to be welcoming Children’s Author Hilary Robinson in on Wednesday 12th Dec to run sessions for year 6 of Faringdon Junior School. We are delighted that Hilary has also agreed to do a FREE open public session for anyone age 6+ at 3.15pm. She will also be selling and signing her books and the information centre will hold a small stock. Click the link to see more

The event will focus on her book ‘A song for Will’
A deeply moving fictional story for children and young adults, A Song For Will: And the Lost Gardeners of Heligan is based on military archives and historical records from The Lost Gardens of Heligan in Cornwall, one of the UK’s most popular tourist attractions, famed for its exotic and restored walled gardens.

A Song For Will is a richly illustrated story that skilfully and sensitively reflects the human cost and turmoil that affected every village, town and city in Europe and beyond during Word War One. The book pays tribute to the 13 outdoor staff from Heligan who enlisted – nine of whom never returned.