John is available to read at book weeks or other occasions, but please note that he needs reasonable warning.  He welcomes preliminary discussions and will visit your school in advance if this would be helpful.  Fees  negotiable.

John has read to children in Norwich Primary schools, Thorpe St. Andrew High School and in Riddlesworth Hall Preparatory School. 

He has found that children everywhere respond to a book dramatised by dramatic reading.  He brings to his readings not only a great enthusiasm for books, but a delight in performing the written word. 

Children, who are not confident readers often find increased motivation from the experience of having a book brought to life for them.

When reading from a full length novel, he offers an introduction to the story followed by a carefully chosen episode designed to appeal to his audience.  If the book is short and intended for young readers, he'll read all of it.

Poetry, too, can win an enthusiastic response presented in this way. Children certainly love humour, but all kinds of verse, if well chosen, can delight, surprise and motivate.