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


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


Weird and wonderful facts about inventions ...


A feast of weird and wonderful facts about transport


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 ...

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The Battle for Radio: Marconi’s story

marconi001-cThe true story of a battle. It was fought during a howling winter storm in the air waves above the Atlantic Ocean. Marconi was stubbornly determined to show that his ideas about radio signals were right. Satellite TV, commercial radio and laser communications all grew from his courage and curiosity.





Beverley Birch interweaves historical detail and scientific understanding to create lively narrative accounts of some of the greatest discoveries of modern science. The reader shares in the tension building up to the moment of discovery and gains insights into the everyday life and feelings that form the backdrop.



It is a wise publisher who has engaged the talents of Beverley Birch in the teaching of science to children.




Illustrated by Robin Bell Corfield


[Published by Mathew Price Ltd]