Rutland is the smallest county in England. Not a great place in which to have a heart attack (hospital waiting times are relatively high). Not a great place in which to be snowed in (county council budgets don’t always extend to gritters). But a great place to go to school, if Oakham School is anything to go by. I spent a very enjoyable afternoon there last week – well worth the long train journey. I won’t say any more here because the talks have been well described on the school’s own website: Winter Author Events 2012. Many thanks to librarians, staff and students for their warm welcome.