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roly-poly flying visit to fife

Directly after Islay Book Festival, the Reeve & McIntyre road trip hit Fife!

Here's our awesome ON Fife Libraries host and guide Maggie Gray, driving us along the Queensferry crossing:

In Fife, the libraries and theatres work together under the banner of the Fife Cultural Trust, which means we got to perform in some amazing theatre venues! Here we are in the dressing room, trying our best to make up like the self-styled superstars we are:

One of the great things about performing in a theatre is that when the schools arrive, it feels like such a grand occasion, and the children are excited and ready to listen and take part. Here's a photo tweeted by Ladybank Primary School, from our Roly-Poly Flying Pony event at Rothes Halls in Glenrothes:

Not one but TWO amazing theatres - here's the crew setting up for a Grumpycorn event at the Adam Smith Theatre in Kirkcaldy:

I like big screens and a cannot lie... Thanks to all the primary schools who took part, including Coaltown Balgonie, Dunbog, Newburgh and Pitteuchar!

And the great team, including library staff Julia, and Sharron Brown:

Philip also took part in a Mortal Engines film screening and talked a bit about his books, and took questions from very keen members of the audience.

If you love the Mortal Engines books and haven't yet read his Railhead trilogy (Railhead, Black Light Express, Station Zero, in that order), get on the case - they're brilliant!

And finally, big thanks to Maggie Gray, who looked after us like rock stars, and our publicist Liz Scott, who liased with her.

We love you, Fife! We hope you'll have us back!


Sarah McIntyre

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