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Robin Scott-Elliot

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Contact: rscottelliot@gmail.com
Local authority: Argyll and Bute
Languages: English
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A former national newspaper journalist, I write middle-grade historical fiction novels. My debut children’s book is The Tzar’s Curious Runaways – described as “brilliantly suspenseful and beautifully imagined” in a five-star review by The Daily Telegraph.

The Tzar’s follows three children escaping the cruelty of Peter the Great’s court. My next book comes out in 2020, about a Scottish girl, Indian boy, French acrobat and a tiger and is set around the Indian revolution of 1857.

I have also written a novel for adults, The Way Home, based around the true story of my great-grandad Bertie Anderson VC and his three brothers who were all killed in the First World War

I can do talks or workshops for children or adults on writing or journalism, or a mix of the two. Talks include plenty of interaction, readings from my books, how I find stories through history and how I work my story around history, as well as a guide to writing and the publishing process.

Websites featuring the author

Local authorities can visit

Argyll and Bute; Clackmannanshire; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Glasgow City; Highland; Inverclyde; Midlothian; Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles); North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Mentoring; Panel event; Reading; Talk; Workshop; Chairing events

Topics of work

Adventure; Childhood; Editing & editing your own work; Friendship; Historical fiction; History; Publishing & getting published; Sports; Wars & conflicts; World War 1; World War 2

Age groups published for

Children; Adults

Age groups can work with

9-11; 12-14; 15-18; Adults

Audience size

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