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Events for young people

About my books, my writing life, creative writing, about reading, or any combination of these.

Discoveries

Weird and wonderful facts about discoveries that have helped change our world

Inventions

Weird and wonderful facts about inventions ...

Transport

A feast of weird and wonderful facts about transport

Rift

In a vast African landscape, four teenagers and a journalist vanish ...

Gulliver’s Travels

Gulliver is shipwrecked and washed ashore on the exotic island of Lilliput ...

Another novel

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Inventions

inventions003-cThe inventors of the first robot were put on trial for witchcraft.

 

The first electric light bulbs needed a health warning: ‘Do not try and light with a match.’

 

The first working television was made from a knitting needle, the lid of a hatbox, an electric fan motor, and torch batteries, all put together on top of an old tea-chest.


A feast of weird and wonderful facts about inventions …

A Science Museum Book of Amazing Facts

 

Illustrated by Ross Collins

 

 

[published by Hodder Children’s Books]