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Author visit- Richard Harland

12 June 2013 by

Last week Richard Harland visited Mackillop as part of his Victorian schools’ tour, promoting his latest novel Song of the Slums. The publishers Allen and Unwin describe it as “an absorbing, page-turning story about fame, changing fortunes and music, set in an alternative Victorian world, from the brilliant creator of Worldshaker.” Richard spoke to a number of student groups about his experiences as a published author. During lunchtime he held a discussion group with members of BIBLIO our reading club and some of our students who are particularly interested in writing. He is currently writing Steampunk fiction which brings steam driven equipment into the story. We enjoyed seeing his steampunk guitar and costumes and many students have become interested in this genre. More information about Richard can be found at http://www.richardharland.net/SONGofSLUMS/Index.SoS.htm

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