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David Macphail

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Email 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.

Websites featuring the author

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen; 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+