June/July 2017

It's 2017 and that means ...

  • it's 40 years since I first published a book ("Teaching Through Theatre" 1977)
  • this year will see my 300th published book and 150th fiction title

Latest book releases

To see the latest book releases click HERE

Television productions

To see the latest TV and movie news click HERE 

Radio and audio

In March I wrote a new 10-part readio series for BBC Wiltshire to be broadcast as part of the Salisbury International Arts Festival 29 May - 9 June 2017. An episode will be broadcast each weekday morning. It's been recorded and is now being editied for broadcast in July.

I'll also be negotiating to produce new audio versions of "Horrible Histories" that fans can download for their electronic devices. 


'Sixty-Minute Theatre - Top Ten Dickens Tales'

Following the success of last year's 'Macbeth Curse' tour I'll be working with "Prime Theatre Company" to create a new touring show for 2018

Eboracum Baroque

These talented musicians perform concerts while I narrate the stories that link the musical peices. Following our 5-star concert at the Edinburgh Festival we will be planning new shows for 2017.

New Media

In 2017 I will be working with international partners to adapt my new novel (title a secret) as a Virtual Reality (VR) project for release in Spring 2018.

I'll also be looking at the possibility of producing "Horrible Histories" as Augmented Reality (AR) app for smartphones and tablets. 

Personal appearances and signings

No appearances or signings planned for 2017


For the latest news on exhibitions click HERE

 New writing this month

In June I have a busy programme of TV and Radio scripts to write so there will be no time for new books. But a new release for the 4-book series "Master Crook's Crime Academy" is being planned.


  • I have about 50 children's fiction titles that are now out of print. I have been working to convert 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: http://www.horriblebooks.com/horriblebooklist.htm

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