Author Eoin hits the heights

PUBLISHED: 17:40 10 January 2008 | UPDATED: 14:21 04 May 2010

Pictures: DANIEL WILSON

Pictures: DANIEL WILSON

MORE than 200 schoolchildren landed at Duxford Imperial War Museum on Wednesday to mark the launch of a bestselling author s latest novel. Eoin Colfer, perhaps best known for his successful Artemis Fowl series, spoke to the children about new book Airman

Pictures: DANIEL WILSON

MORE than 200 schoolchildren landed at Duxford Imperial War Museum on Wednesday to mark the launch of a bestselling author's latest novel.

Eoin Colfer, perhaps best known for his successful Artemis Fowl series, spoke to the children about new book Airman before signing copies of the novel.

Mr Colfer said: "Airman is like a Three Musketeers story or The Man in the Iron Mask. It is high adventure with a modern sensibility."

The story is set in the late 19th century just before the age of flight, and follows the story of Conor Broekhart, who attempts to build a flying machine to escape prison.

Tracey Woods, Duxford's marketing and PR manager, said: "We're delighted to welcome Eoin to Duxford.

"With such a wonderful collection of some of the rarest and most historic aircraft in the world based here, the museum is the perfect launch venue for Airman.

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