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An article on World Book Day described children from a Buckinghamshire primary school dressed up as favourite characters from literature for World Book Day and other happenings on the occasion

And then is written ……

The event also co-incided with the launch of a book by a Helmdon author who is also a governor at Helmdon CofE Primary School.  The school invited Niki Phillips to launch her book, The Liffey Flows On By, followed by an afternoon of cream tea and entertainment.

The book tells the story of a wealthy Irish family and starts in 1893 and continues through two world wars, ending in 1946.

Mrs Phillips said: “It was such a lovely idea from the school itself to host the launch.  I really have been touched by he lovely support.”


Speaking about World Book Day, Mrs Phillips said: “Reading is hugely important to all children, regardless of their ability.  It is vitally important in their intellectual development, it really makes a huge difference.

“And if you were to visit a school you can tell quite quickly which children are reading outside school and which children have parents who encourage them to read at home.”

Later Mrs Phillips held a book signing at the Old Hall Book Shop in Brackley.

Brackley & Towcester Advertiser – 9 March, 2012







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