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Latin Students Meet Author Caroline Lawrence

Educational Visit Senior


On Thursday 8 October the Year 11 Latin group went to the Pate’s Grammar School in Cheltenham to hear a talk by Caroline Lawrence, the author of the Roman Mysteries Series.

Caroline has recently written a book called Night Raid, based on the story of Nisus and Euryalus, which is the GCSE set text. Very generously, she chatted to our girls before the lecture and signed books and posters. The talk itself was lively, wide-ranging and truly inspirational. Millie Cooper said “I found it very enjoyable to discover how Greek and Roman myths are regularly used in the book and film industry.” 

Caroline, who studied Classics, demystified the secret of how to become a published author and shared her own sources of inspiration both literary and cinematic. She was very charismatic and entertaining and there was much excited chatter on the journey home. We look forward to reading her new book, again taken from the Aeneid, about the female warrior Camilla.

 



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