Dr Who and Young Bond author speaks to pupils at Norwich junior school

Author Steve Cole visits Avenue Junior School. Picture: Denise Bradley

Author Steve Cole visits Avenue Junior School. Picture: Denise Bradley - Credit: copyright: Archant 2014

Steve Cole, the new author of the Young Bond spy thrillers for children, visited Avenue Junior School in Norwich yesterday.

Author Steve Cole visits Avenue Junior School. Picture: Denise Bradley

Author Steve Cole visits Avenue Junior School. Picture: Denise Bradley - Credit: copyright: Archant 2014

The writer, who is also well known for his popular Astrosaurs and Cows in Action series, gave a lively presentation to the 400 pupils who packed the school hall.

The visit, which was organised by school librarian Rosie Riddell, focused on Mr Cole's new book Alien Stink and finshed with a question and answer session.

Mrs Riddell said: 'Having the children meet authors is such an experience for them - for their imaginations and their writing. It inspires them. All the children know Steve Cole's books, he is so popular, so to meet him is a very exciting experience.'

Mr Cole is the latest in a number of authors to visit the junior school, with children having been treated to talks by writer and broadcaster Simon Mayo and children's authors Jeremy Strong and Caroline Lawrence.


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After writing official Doctor Who novels, Mr Cole was commissioned last year to continue the Young Bond series where its creator Charlie Higson left off.

His first Bond book is due to be published in the autumn and will follow a teenage James Bond in the aftermath of his expulsion from Eaton through an action-packed adventure in Hollywood.

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