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Scottish Teenage Book Prize 18

The Haunting of Jessop Rise: first session 26 October

What a fantastic first session with our all-boys group! Perceptive comments & lively discussion. The Haunting of Jessop Rise by Danny Weston.

The boys picked a passage from the book to highlight its description. Full of gothic horror and compelling and atmospheric.

Our first session also included lots of chat about the characters and the setting of North Wales  and comparisons with Victorian ghost stories and that scene in the chapel!

Our own William picked this quote from the book to give us the shivers. It did! “Oh we haven’t much respect for book-learning in these parts.”