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David Macphail

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Contact: hackenabush@hotmail.com
Local authority: Perth and Kinross
Languages: English
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I write funny books and historical fiction for children. Thorfinn the Nicest Viking: The Awful Invasion was shortlisted for the inaugural LOLLIES in 2016. The book spawned a series, the of which 7th is out in 2019. My newest book series is Top Secret Grandad and Me. I also write non-fiction, such as Vikings in Britain for Collins Big Cat, and Castaway for OUP, and e-books through Fiction Express.

I enjoy getting out and visiting schools, festivals and libraries to talk about writing. I've also enjoyed working as an author in residence.

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Argyll and Bute; Clackmannanshire; Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Highland; Inverclyde; Midlothian; Moray; Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles); North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Orkney Islands; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; Shetland; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop

Audience can work with

Reluctant readers

Topics of work

Comedy, humour & funny books; Crime fiction; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Historical fiction; History; Wars & conflicts; World War 1

Age groups published for

Children; Teens

Age groups can work with

6-8; 9-11; 12-14

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100; 100-500; 500+