"What a lovely piece of writing. I really enjoyed my visit to Elgin, and your interview was such good fun. Maybe you should become a full-time book festival interviewer – you do a brilliant job."
Angus Roxburgh, former BBC Special Correspondent
"Jane Sandell is a talented, creative and pro-active librarian with a mission to inspire and encourage young people to fall in love with reading for pleasure. Jane's enthusiasm, expertise and imagination are second to none, and I've thoroughly enjoyed working with her on a number of events and book festivals aimed at bringing a love of reading to Scottish children. Quite simply, Jane is a star."
Cathy Cassidy, children's author
"My favourite thing about our session with Jane was that we had lots of fun!"
Molly, Primary School pupil
"My favourite thing about Jane’s visit was the things we talked about to do with books. I was quite doubtful about Don’t Call Me Ishmael but when I started reading I couldn’t put it down."
Declan, Primary School pupil
"The best thing about the session with Jane was her humour; she is so lovable and kind. I don’t think I would have chosen an Eva Ibbotson book but I loved it! And I chose Between Two Seas which was recommended by Jane. This has now become one of my favourite books!"
Rebicca, Primary School pupil
"I have known Jane for many years and have been lucky enough to work with her in schools and libraries and at festivals. Her deep knowledge of books for both children and adults is impressive, and her genuine enthusiasm infectious. She delights in bringing readers and books together and engages warmly and easily with people of all ages. She has rightly earned the affection and respect of everyone who knows her - children and teenagers, adult library users and fellow professionals."
Linda Newbery, author
"Jane Sandell in particular was superb, her knowledge and recollections from the book were impressive and her ad-libs were fascinating."
Director, Moray Council
"I just wanted to drop you a quick note to say thank you very much for organising such a fantastic day at Elgin Library. You and the other staff were all fantastic and went out of your way to make me feel welcome and ensure that everything ran smoothly. I’ve had lots of messages from the students and they all seemed to have a great time too!" Dan Smith, author
"It’d be difficult to thank you enough for your warm, kind and generous hospitality during our visit to Elgin. You really did make the whole experience a true pleasure. Met at the station, escorted everywhere, driven to Findhorn, given groups of intelligent, interested, immaculately behaved students … What more could I have asked for? Thank you."
Stewart Ross, author
"Jane is an enthusiastic, amiable and erudite ambassador for YA and children's books and a joy to work with." Paul Dowswell