Local author donates books to new school library

Hannah Russell with pupils from Spennithorne Primarty School.

Local author Hannah Russell has returned to her former school with a generous gift for the school library.

As the guest of honour at the opening of Spennithorne Primary School’s new library, Hannah thought it would be nice to give them some books for the students to read.

Inspired by her pony Little Alf, Hannah first became an author when she was just 17.

Now four years later she has eight books published about Little Alf, a selection of merchandise, her own Little Alf shop and has won over 12 awards for her writing.

Hannah called in to her former school and donated more than  100 books about Little Alf’s adventures.

Hannah said: “I loved attending Spennithorne School. It feels like a long time ago now, but I’ll never forget it when author Linda Chapman came to visit when I was a student and I found her really inspiring.

“I think reading is really important and if I can inspire someone to read then I’ll be happy.’’

Sue Ramsay has been at the school for 28 years running the office and remembers Hannah as a young pupil.

She said: “On behalf of the school I’d like to thank Hannah very much for the books, which will be well uses as she is one of our most popular writers already within the school.”