Monthly Archives: April 2013


Last Friday afternoon I spent two hours in the company of one of my childhood heroes. I didn’t know much about him when I was seven or eight, but I did know his pictures of birds, reproduced in books and magazines about ornithology, and all the more wonderful to me because they depicted birds from […]

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I’m off to America tomorrow. Funny how travel never seems real when you write the words and only when you get on the plane. I’ll be traveling round schools in upstate New York talking to hundreds of children about animals and conservation and writing, focussing on my non fiction books. Narrative non fiction is huge […]

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‘Whale Boy’ Swims Into The World

‘Whale Boy’ Swims Into The World Whale Boy is out on April 4th and even though I’ve had lots of books published, publication day is still special. Once a book is out in the world, it can begin to speak to readers. And I have great hopes of what ‘Whale Boy’ has to say. The […]

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