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Real worlds to explore!

I write information books. Most of them are for children or teenagers, but some are for adults too.

Do you want to find out about ancient treasure, smugglers, shipwrecks or castles? Do you want to travel to distant lands and meet the people who live there? Why not discover nature’s secrets or track wild animals in Africa? Perhaps you are interested in the way our society works, or in debating the big issues that are in the news. Read, ask questions, have fun...

You will find my books in homes, schools and libraries around the world. Click on the sidebar to find out my past and present published titles. You will find topic books, atlases, encyclopaedias, guide books and biographies. You may even find books that pop up, fold out, light up or make noises! All of these books have exciting and colourful illustrations.

Parents and teachers: my more recent publications will still be in print, available from your local bookshop, from book clubs or from online retailers such as  http://www.amazon.co.uk/ and http://www.abebooks.co.uk/. Some books may be ordered online direct from the publisher. Llyfrau Magma publications can be ordered from http://www.llyfrau-magma.co.uk/. Many titles are available in overseas (non-UK) editions and are published in many languages. Less recent titles may still be found in libraries and are reissued in new formats from time to time.

The world of publishing is changing fast, so I also write text for websites as well as blogs. Sometimes I work with galleries, museums and heritage organisations. I provide text for their exhibition panels, books, leaflets or trail guides. These may be aimed at adults, or all the family.

Whatever the format – let’s find out the facts!

  What’s new?

titles for Spring 2015

Epic Explorers
12 Epic Journeys across Land, Sea, and Space
Philip Steele   Wayland   £12.99
From Zheng He to Neil Armstrong... stories of adventure, endurance and the discovery of fabulous new worlds.

Epic Explorers

• Epic Empires
12 Epic Empires Ancient and Modern
Philip Steele   Wayland   £12.99
Power, riches, war, treasure and treachery, from Babylon to Cuzco, Rome to Persepolis.

Epic Empires