I was invited to read to the children at a local school. I read a couple of chapters from the book and then we had questions and comments. The children listened attentively and made some interesting comments. It was a positive experience for me, especially as the book A Rat and A Ransom was written for their age group, 8/9 yr olds.
It was a most enjoyable afternoon and I hope to repeat the experience in other schools around the area.