A Fantastic Adventure with

Katharine Orton

Tuesday 22nd December, 11am

Streamed live on both Kirklees Libraries YouTube channel and Facebook page

Join Katharine Orton for an enchanting magical adventure. Discover the inspiration behind Glassheart, including her grandparents’ war stories and the folklore of Dartmoor. Her fascinating experiences working with glass provides her with some weird and wonderful facts to share. Katharine will also be sharing her tips for writing spooky stories.

If you’ve got questions for Katharine, please end them in advance to lal@kirklees.gov.uk.

 If you’re a teacher who’d like to get involved with your class, drop us an email so we can give you a shout out! (lal@kirklees.gov.uk)



Image of the cover of Glassheart

Glassheart is an enchanting magical adventure set in the wild moors of Dartmoor – the second middle-grade novel from the bestselling Katharine Orton.

Through the glass, the magic is waiting… Nona and her uncle travel everywhere together, replacing stained-glass windows in war-torn buildings. When a mysterious commission takes them to the lonely moors of Dartmoor, Nona discovers a wild and powerful magic which threatens everything. Can Nona protect those she loves – even if it means fighting darkness itself? A beautifully imaginative and rich adventure about determination, courage and the power of love, set in the aftermath of World War Two.


About Katharine Orton

After gaining an English degree and an MA in creative writing, Katharine Orton worked for Barefoot Books in Bath before leaving to focus on her writing and her young family. She is part of The WoMentoring Project which exists to offer free mentoring by professional literary women to talented up and coming female writers who would otherwise find it difficult to access similar opportunities. Her first novel, Nevertell, was published to critical-acclaim and was an instant bestseller. Glassheart is her second book. She currently lives in Bristol.


Photograph of Katharine Orton

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