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A group of thirty year 7 scholars visited Plaistow Library on Thursday to see author Catherine Johnson. This was part of Newham Word Festival which is bringing lots of fantastic authors and workshops to the borough. Catherine told us about her latest novel Blade and Bone, which is the sequel to Sawbones. Set in the 18th Century, the books follow the adventures (and gory day job) of young surgeon Ezra McAdam. In Blade and Bone he finds himself caught up in the bloodthirsty French Revolution. Catherine told us about why she loves history and some of the fascinating stories she has uncovered, as well as the body parts in jars she saw at the Hunterian Museum! she has also written for TV and film and told us about the structure of this style of writing. There was lots of time for all the fabulous questions everyone wanted to ask and also to buy signed copies of her books.