On 16 April 2016, acclaimed author Tom Palmer will be reading from and talking about his new book – the first in a new series; WINGS – next to the Sopwith Camel at the RAF Museum London in a series of short events at 1pm, 2pm and 4pm.
Date: Saturday 16th April
Time: 1pm; 2pm & 4pm
Location: RAF Museum London, Grahame Park Way, London NW9 5LL
The Wings series is centered around four children at a football summer camp, who find themselves propelled back in time. If they can learn how to fly the great RAF planes – the Sopwith Camel, Spitfire and Typhoon, history will lead them on a flightpath back to the present. The books were inspired by Tom and his daughter making an Airfix kit of a Lancaster Bomber two summers ago. Each book also comes with a simple model plane you can make yourself! Tom is writing the WINGS books with help from the RAF Museum as part of his role as Children’s Writer In Residence. In the lead up to the Royal Air Force centenary in 2018, Tom will be working with the museum’s visitors to help them get the best out of their experience. He will be offering advice on writing short stories which help visitors engage with the museum’s amazing collection. Read a wonderful blog about the setting and work with the RAF Museums here: http://www.rafmuseum.org.uk/blog/setting-at-story-at-the-raf-museum-london/
Tom Palmer is originally from Leeds and credits articles about football with getting him into reading as a child. He draws on this experience in his top-selling sports fiction for children, including the series Football Academy and Foul Play. Tom has a background in reader development and today travels all over the UK with his immensely popular rugby and football reading games. Tom lives in Halifax.
Information from Tom Palmer on the creation of the WINGS series can be found here: http://tompalmer.co.uk/wings/
Read Chapter 1 from WINGS: FLYBOY here: http://tompalmer.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Wings-Flyboy-Chapter-1-1.pdf