BESTSELLING children’s author Robin Jarvis told pupils at an Abingdon school some spooky secrets about his latest story.

Mr Jarvis was at Larkmead School yesterday to talk to pupils about Time of Blood, the third title in the Witching Legacy Series.

The writer dropped in at the secondary school in Faringdon Road to inspire pupils to write their own fiction.

Mr Jarvis started writing fiction in 1988 and quickly became a bestselling author with his Deptford Mice and Whitby Witches series.

His mixture of magic and horror has enthralled young readers and his latest supernatural series follows the first two instalments in the series The Power of Dark and The Devil’s Paintbox.

Mr Jarvis has long been drawn to the North Yorkshire coastal town of Whitby as a place to set his stories and said earlier: “I’ve felt the lure to return to those narrow cobbled streets on the East Cliff, climb the 199 steps up to the gale beaten graveyard and look back over the town.

“Whitby is a place that won’t let you go and strange, unearthly stories are waiting to be scratched out of the sand.”

Before becoming an author Mr Jarvis was a model-maker for TV and films and sometimes produces models to accompany his books.

Pupils from Caldecott Primary School in Abingdon also attended.