November - December 2018

It's 2018 and that means ...

  • it's 40 years since I first published a children's book ("The Custard Kid" A&C Black 1978)
  • this year will see my 300th published book and 150th fiction title
  • the "Horrible Histories" series will celebrate their 25th birthday with lots of interviews and events
  • Latest book releases
Confirmed of diary events include:- 
30 October 2018 : "Wiggott's Wonderful Waxworld" signing at Barley Hall for Halloween Event. Pre-booking required. Details and ticketing HERE
1 November 2018: CBBC 'Blue Peter' event to celebrate "Horrible Histories" 25th Anniversary
19 November 2018: Appearance at Bolton Central Library with '11th Hour' play performance. For details see HERE
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21 - 24 November 2018 : Appearance at Sunderland Empire as part of the Birmingham Stage Company's performances of "Horrible Histories - Terrible Tudors" and "Awesome Egyptians"
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6 December 2018 : Christmas book signing. London. Return here in November for details 
Details on this page nearer the events

To see the latest book releases click HERE

Television productions

To see the latest TV and movie news click HERE 


This month I'll be planning and researching four new theatre events

'11th Hour'Educational Theatre tour

A story from 1918 to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War 1 - the Armistice. Two enemied come face-to-face with just an hour of the war still to run

Shakespeare Musical

A large-scale musical for a West End development in 2019

True Tales of the Opera

A touring entertainment looking at the amazing world of opera, its writers and its pewrformers.

'Horrible Histories - Barmy Britain 5'

Scripting a new episode of the ever-popular West End musical for Summer 2019

New Media

I'll also be looking at the possibility of producing "Horrible Histories" as Augmented Reality (AR) app for smartphones and tablets. They will be fun history guides to selected cities in the UK



For the latest news on exhibitions click HERE

 New writing this month

In September 2018 I'll be writing 3 new books for publication in 2019:

'St Patrick and the Pilgrims' - A children's novel set in the days of the Irish Famine

'Horrible Histories - Cruel Britannia' - a book for adults looking at what makes Britain different

'Peasants Revolting Crimes' - a disgusting history of Crime among the underclasses


  • I have about 100 children's fiction titles that are now out of print. I have been working to convert some of them into e-books and make them available to a new generation of readers. In June 2013 I relaunched his fabulous "Tudor Chronicles" historical fiction series as Kindle downloads.
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My massively popular 'True Stories' from the 1990s are also released as Kindle books
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US Sales

Galore Park books specialise in selling "Horrible Histories" in the USA. For US readers go to:

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