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Welcome to my website! I’m a British author, and I have been writing since 1983. In that time I have had more than 100 books published, by Oxford University Press, Kingfisher, Walker Books, Franklin Watts, Dorling Kindersley and other publishers.

Most of my books are illustrated information books for children, but I have also written children’s stories, and several books for adults. Some have won prizes: Pirate Diary (Walker Books) won a Smarties silver prize, and a Blue Peter award. Three other books reached the Royal Society science prize shortlist.

I don’t just write books: I have written restaurant reviews, corporate reports, TV scripts and museum interpretation, and I have appeared on TV and radio.

Fiction underpinned by facts in a rip-roaring yarn by Richard Platt

Sunday Times on Castle Diary





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