For children, I am the author of Great Britons: 50 Amazing People Who Have Called Britain Home, illustrated by Sara Mulvanny, published by Nosy Crow in October 2021. For Nosy Crow, I have also written Great Elizabethans: HM Queen Elizabeth II and 25 Amazing Britons From Her Reign, a special paperback published to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
For Ladybird, I have written The Big Book of the UK, a non-fiction guide to the United Kingdom for 5+, illustrated by the brilliant Louise Lockhart.
“The topics are delightfully irreverent, including a guide to the nation’s cheese, a tour of bookish Britain, a field guide to magical creatures and a whole page of rude place names. Lockhart’s vibrant, energetic art is a joy to pore over”
Fiona Noble, The Bookseller
I have also written The Ladybird Big Book of Slimy Things, a comic-style voyage through a museum filled with hagfish, snails, slimy-coated sloths and man-made slime! It’s illustrated by Binny Talib, and is a Very Bright Green.
“A great book for children who love facts, slime, animals, science and all manner of weird and wonderful things”
For adults, I’m the author of a collection of poetry called The Women Left Behind, which is published by Dempsey and Windle, and illustrated by the Greenaway-winning artist Chris Riddell.
“Rapunzel’s witch; Blodeuwedd, who was shaped from flowers; and Romeo’s Rosaline, among many others – English literature forgot them, closed the door and turned away. Now at last we have their voices: wry, lamenting, vengeful, witty, bright, magnificent”
Hilary McKay’s Best Books of 2019, The Guardian