Award-winning author Bryony Pearce visited the library last week to talk to fans of her debut book, Angel’s Fury, and to join in with a third year English lesson.
Bryony shared her experiences of writing and discussed the themes and influences behind the book, partly inspired by her own vivid dreams.
After speaking to keen readers, answering their questions and signing their books at lunchtime, Bryony captivated two third year English classes with an experiment which looked into the pupils’ consciences.
The experiment is a key theme in the novel, which is also packed with symbolism and puzzles for the reader to crack as they discover Cassie’s curse and the trials she has to face in order to finally rid herself of the nightmares.
The publication of Angel’s Fury demonstrates the competitive nature of the publishing industry. Written in 2004, it underwent transformation through the editing period before finally being released last year. The book has been well received and has been longlisted for the Lancashire book of the year award, the prestigious Branford Boase, and the Leeds book award.