Kerry brings her novel tale from Baghdad to Caistor

Author Kerry Drewery with pupils left Will Walker, Hayley Potterton, Emily Close and Chloe James and Harley Ryley (Arts Award Adviser). (Lin)

Author Kerry Drewery with pupils left Will Walker, Hayley Potterton, Emily Close and Chloe James and Harley Ryley (Arts Award Adviser). (Lin)

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AUTHOR Kerry Drewery made her first official school visit to Caistor Grammar School to talk about her debut novel A Brighter Fear.

The book follows the story of Lina, a teenage girl from Baghdad, beginning in 2003 as the bombs begin to fall on the city.

Pupils were given the opportunity to hear about Kerry’s research for her novel as well as the process of getting an agent and succeeding in the literary world.

The action centres around Lina as she fights to survive, to find a life for herself amid the chaos of conflict and to find what happened to her mother in the years before the war when she was taken away by the secret police.

Kerry has always had a passion for writing and was a finalist in a BBC script-writing competition in 2009. She is extensively involved with Bookstart and lives in Holton-le-Clay, Lincolnshire, with her husband and children.