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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?

• It's a new world out there

The world is changing fast. The Developing World series from Franklin Watts highlights nations and major cities at the forefront of development. We re-assess their economies and also take a searching look at issues such as demographics, environment, new media, human rights, law, education, healthcare, arts, music and sports.

Russia and Moscow

Russia and Moscow 978 1 4451 2362 2
Franklin Watts 2013

China and Beijing 978 1 4451 2359 2
Franklin Watts 2013

Turkey and Istanbul 978 1 4451 2363 9
Franklin Watts 2014

• Well Chuffed

My text on classic trains and locomotives supports great model designs by the Quarto Children's Books team for this 2014 publication by Thunder Bay Press in the USA Watts

Russia and Moscow