Derek’s story so far…
Shortly before my first adult non-fiction book went to print, it dawned on me that writing it had been the most satisfying thing I had done in my professional life. No surprise then, that I went on to write a second, and then a third!
Here are the books I’ve written so far:
Since my first non-fiction book for adults was published in 2012, a number of people have been in touch. Some were relatives or friends of the POWs, some had other information about naturalist POWs.
Birds in a Cage is published by Short Books, and available in paperback from most bookshops and online.
A Nazi in the Family was published in paperback in September 2018.
My third book, A Tale of Trees, (published in 2016) is about nature, with a healthy splash of history thrown in.
Did you know that Britain managed to lose more than a third of its ancient woodlands in just 40 years after WWII? How and why did it happen? This book tells that story.
Here’s a little set of wildlife books I wrote a while ago specifically for under sevens.
The personal touch
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