Whispering Skull on the timetable as author meets hundreds of young fans in Hitchin

Author Jonathan Stroud visits Hitchin Boys School and signs for Harry Gates

Author Jonathan Stroud visits Hitchin Boys School and signs for Harry Gates - Credit: Archant

Hundreds of eager Hitchin Boys’ School pupils had questions galore when author Jonathan Stroud, creator of the Bartimeaus series and the Lockwood & Co books, popped in to visit on Thursday.

The fantasy fiction author, born in Bedford and now living in St Albans, has just published the latest Lockwood & Co tale, The Whispering Skull, and signed copies as well as chatting to fans from Year 7 and Year 8 at the Grammar School Walk School.