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    BR Book Club Members attend the 'Hillingdon Book of the Year' Event

    Members of the BR Book Club attend the 'Hillingdon Book of the Year' Event at Uxbridge Civic Centre.

    On a hot day in May, Bishop Ramsey Book Club members attended the Annual Hillingdon Secondary School Book Of Year in the Middlesex Suite at the Civic Centre in Uxbridge

    This years shortlisted books were:

    • Barefoot On The Wind - Zoe Marriott
    • The Demon Undertaker – Cameron McAllister
    • Cuckoo - Keren David
    • Accidental Superstar - Marianne Levy
    • Wonder Boy  - Nicole Burstein
    • The Power Of Dark - Robin Jarvis

    On arrival students voted for their favourite books and were allocated an author’s table. Mark Jones the compere for the day then introduced the authors.

    The day comprised of the students taking part in presentation workshops with their author and students from other schools in the Borough. Through the morning the groups devised and rehearsed their short presentations which after refreshment were performed to the other groups and to a panel which included The Worshipful the Mayor of Hillingdon, Councillor Carol Melvin.

    This was followed by a guest authors’ panel discussion with questions and answers whilst the important votes were counted.

    The Worshipful the Mayor of Hillingdon then announced the winners of the best presentation - the group led by Nicole Burstein and her book ‘Wonder Boy’.

    Then came the most important moment of the day – who had won the coveted  2017 Hillingdon Book Of  The Year. The Mayor announced this years winning book was ‘Barefoot On The Wind’ by Zoe Marriot. The author was delighted stating she had never won anything before.

    The day ended with photos, certificate presentations and autographs plus a picnic in the sunshine having had a lovely time with many laughs. Thank you to Miss Neal, Mrs Hayward and Mr Foote for their help during the day.

    Miss Neal

    Senior Librarian