We were delighted to welcome local author Andrea Skevington, as our guest judge. She clearly enjoyed the competition and was very impressed with the high standard of reading. She gave some insightful and very encouraging feedback to all of our readers.
Alice Sharratt was the overall winner of the competition and will be formally presented the Richardson Cup at The Abbey Prize Giving. Andrea Skevington felt Alice had made a brave choice in her reading material, The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo It required a slow contemplative start which Alice delivered brilliantly. She created suspense and the room fell completely silent as the audience hung on to her every word.
Well done and congratulations to all of our fantastic winners.