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Crime-Solving Author Visits Christ College Brecon Pupils

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Pupils from Christ College Brecon and Llanfaes Primary School got a visit from the author and creator of Murder Most Unladylike series, Robin Stevens.

Pupils, Anna and Helisent

Pupils, Anna and Helisent

Years five to eight listened to Robin discuss her passion for detective fiction and how it shaped her experience as a writer.

She also treated the pupils to a reading of the summary of her new book The Ministry of Unladylike Activity, which is based on a young group of upcoming spies who pose as evacuees to solve a murder set in a country manor house in the 1940s.

After the reading, pupils were tasked to create their own murder mystery adventure in groups. Before this, they completed a quiz to see which character in Robin’s book they were most similar to.

One pupil, Anna Beharrell, said: ‘I thoroughly enjoyed her visit and loved every second of it!’

Another pupil, Helisent Graham-Paul, said: ‘I was so excited to learn about how she comes up with all her ideas; her talk lived up to that expectation and more.’

Deputy Head of Christ College Brecon, Harry Mackridge, also commented that it was great to see the children engaged and thinking creatively.

More about Robin Stevens

Robin grew up in California before moving to England when she was three years old.

She studied at Cheltenham Ladies College and later secured a MA in crime fiction at Warwick University.