Trinity Grammar School Preparatory School

In some­thing of a home­com­ing, I had the oppor­tu­ni­ty to speak at the Trin­i­ty Gram­mar School Prepara­to­ry School assem­bly about Empire of the Waves in mid-Novem­ber. Since I wrote this nov­el as a kind of let­ter to my strange and trou­bled ten year old self, it was very mov­ing to be speak­ing in that same place my own ten year old self once dreamed of sto­ries. It was also an hon­our to be there as the guest of Chris­tine Brown, the last teacher remain­ing from my time at the school. This was Christine’s final term teach­ing at Trin­i­ty before her retire­ment, so it was a spe­cial moment for us both. Con­grat­u­la­tions to Chris­tine for a long and bril­liant career shar­ing a love of learn­ing with so many young people!