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Events for young people

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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Two Animal Tales from Africa

Two-animal-tales-for-webTwo traditional tales about the wild animals of Africa, beautifully illustrated.

‘The Water Thief’ is about the mischievous antics of Hyena and how all the animals fail to stop him – except one. Who is clever enough to outwit him?

‘Lumbwi and the Gazelle’ tells of a moving friendship between a man and a beautiful gazelle. But when Lumbwi embarks on a new life he no longer has time for his old friend …



Illustrated by Daniele Fabbri

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[published by HarperCollins: Collins Big Cat]