London is thousands of years old. Ancient treasures, long-forgotten buildings and even skeletons of long-gone Londoners lie hidden beneath the bustling crowds and the brand new skyscrapers of today. Imagine you could step into a time machine and travel through the centuries to discover some of those hidden secrets for yourself. This book will take you on an incredible trip through London's amazing story.
I have been writing for many years in a number of different genres, from books for babies up to books for 11 year-olds plus. I like to try new things and tackle new subjects, so I don't limit myself to one type of book. One month I might be writing about history, and the next month I might be creating an imaginary story. Examples of my work have been selected for national Key Stage study in the UK, and in the USA I was commended by the Library of Congress for my work in non-fiction, which they felt encouraged reluctant readers. I work with visuals always in mind, and love the challenge of getting across information or an exciting story with good graphics to back it up. Lately I have been blogging about the craft of writing, and I've also appeared at National Book Festivals, which I think of as the most challenging thing of all to do! I get a lot of emails from children around the world, inspired by one of my books they have read, and that gives me great pleasure.
An imaginative way of looking at our capital from its birth as a tiny settlement of huts to the vast modern conurbation of today... excellent.
A fascinating introduction to the history of London from the Iron Age to the present day... and a glimpse into the future. An excellent addition for any school library, especially those in London!