Congratulations to Mark Jones (OB 72-79) on the launch of his new children’s book “Jason’s Magic Railway”.  10 year old Jason somehow finds himself transported to back to Blackburn in 1862.  He has no money, few clothes and doesn’t know anyone but he discovers the generosity of a struggling Irish family and is befriended by the local clergyman.  As real historical events happen around him, he has amazing adventures amid poverty, crime, a train crash and a riot but how on earth will he get back home?

Mark will be at the Hornby Lecture Theatre, Blackburn Central Library, on Tuesday 11th June 2019 for a book reading and signing.  If you’d like to meet Mark and support his book launch, he’d love to see you there.  The reading is due to begin at 7.00pm.