JoJo is one of the UK’s most accomplished authors and has sold more than 38 million books in 46 languages. She initially started writing historical fiction, but it is her book ‘Me Before You’, published in 2012 and that was later made into a movie, that has made her one of the most successful authors for the past decade. JoJo believes that her latest novel is technically and lyrically her best work to date, and the film rights have already been purchased for the book to be made into a movie. The novel was inspired by an article and images that JoJo saw in Smithsonian magazine about a group of women who delivered reading material on horseback to some of America’s poorest and most isolated illiterate households in Kentucky during the 1930s. In the novel she tells the story of Margery O’Hare whose mission is to spread the wonder of books and reading to the poor and the lost. The book is a feminist adventure and looks to pay tribute to women’s work, endurance and female solidarity.
Over 200 guests attended the talk at Bushell Hall during which JoJo answered questions from the audience and spoke with warmth and humour about her career and inspirations for her books. Overall, another great evening with one of the country’s leading authors hosted by Birkenhead School and Linghams Booksellers.
JoJo Moyes is the latest in a number of high-profile speakers who have recently visited the School as part of the School’s Inspiring Talks Series
. Other guests have included BBC TV presenters and broadcasters, George Alagiah
and Kate Humble, health and fitness guru, Joe Wicks
, author and former politician, Jeffrey Archer
and First Admiral Sea Lord, Sir Philip Jones.
On Thursday 31st
October, the School is welcoming Mark ‘Billy’ Billingham, a former SAS soldier and star of Channel 4’s ‘SAS: Who Dares Wins’, in conjunction with Linghams. Tickets are available for the public event through Linghams by calling 0151 342 7290 or online at www.linghams.co.uk.
Date: Friday 8th November
Time : 9.15am - 11.15am
We invite families who are looking at primary school options to join us to see the School in action and to find out more about the opportunities available from Reception to Year 6.
Personalised visits are available throughout the year for families wishing to look at the School's pre-school and nursery settings.