|Is that ...? Is that ...?|
It IS!!! Baldrick from Black Adder
(not that my mommy ever lets me watch that show!)
Perhaps you know Tony Robinson as Blackadder's sidekick, Baldrick, or more recently, as the front-man for the documentary series about archeology, Time Team.
|Tony Robinson explaining why we started a half-hour late: |
it was a broken train!
Although we have read the one about the Romans before and thought it was so-so (the highest marks went to the translation of "There's a banana in my ear" into Latin), we didn't want to miss a chance to hear an author talk about his work.
He was high-energy, interactive, entertaining. He finished off with a quick story about empires and their desire for gold, having the audience shout out "gold" whenever he held up the prompt on a placard.
It wasn't, however, like talks we've seen before at World Book Day such as those given by Chris Bradford (Young Samurai series) or Andy Cope (Spy Dog/Spy Pup) with their slide shows and demonstrations (Bradford showed us some ninja skills, and Cope brought his dog, who was the basis of the Spy Dog books).
All in all, a good afternoon out, even if the event itself was rather short-lived. I suppose if the weather had been tipping with rain, I might think differently -- the sunshine meant we had a lovely walk in the ancient city of Oxford regardless.