Family Event - Life & Death, Extreme Surgery, Lying, and Good Frocks with Catherine Johnson

2:00pm - 2:45pm / Sunday 21st October 2018 / Venue: Mountford Hall Liverpool Guild of Students
Type: Lecture / Category: Public / Series: Liverpool Literary Festival 2018
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  • Admission: £4 per child (one free adult with every child)
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How long does it take to cut off a leg in the 18th century? Why were French surgeons over the moon about the guillotine? How do you fool a whole nation and make them believe you are something you’re not? Come and join writer Catherine Johnson as she talks about her recent novels, Blade and Bone, Sawbones and The Curious Tale of The Lady Caraboo. Good for all ages, especially Young Adult.
Catherine Johnson is an award-winning writer of Welsh/African Caribbean descent. Her work has been nominated for the Carnegie Prize and won best historical fiction for young readers. Her credits include 19 novels for young people as well as radio, TV, and feature films. She’s been writer in residence at Holloway prison as well as in numerous schools. Her novels for children include Stella; The Dying Game; Arctic Hero, selected for Booked Up 2009; The Curious Tale of the Lady Caraboo; and A Nest of Vipers, shortlisted for the UKLA Award 2009. Sawbones won the Historical Association's Young Quills Award for Historical Fiction. She works regularly with children and teachers in primary schools and libraries across the UK.