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Bestselling author Cathy Cassidy wows Ursuline Academy pupils

PUBLISHED: 11:22 06 July 2017 | UPDATED: 11:34 06 July 2017

Children's author Cathy Cassidy signs books and talks to students at the Ursuline Academy

Children's author Cathy Cassidy signs books and talks to students at the Ursuline Academy

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A popular author who has captivated millions of young girls dropped in to share her story with hundreds of pupils this week.

Children's author Cathy Cassidy signs books and talks to students at the Ursuline AcademyChildren's author Cathy Cassidy signs books and talks to students at the Ursuline Academy

Cathy Cassidy captivated the pupils and charmed teachers as she gave a talk at the school, in Morland Road, Ilford.

The former agony aunt, who was crowned “Queen of Teen” in 2010, is the author behind the popular The Chocolate Box series,

As part of her work with Authors Aloud UK, an organisation which brings authors into schools and libraries, Cathy told students about her journey to become a writer, before signing copies of her latest book Love From Lexie.

Librarian Catherine Finlay said the visit had been thoroughly enjoyed by all years and thanked Newham Bookstore for providing discounted copies of Cathy’s latest novel.

She said: “The day went very very well with Cathy speaking to over 300 students.

“She was one of the nicest people you can meet; she made sure to spend time with each pupil individually.

“When students were having their books signed, she had a chat with each of them.

“It really was a brilliant day and we’re all desperate to find out what happens next!”


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