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Dominic Sandbrook

Historian, broadcaster and writer, Dominic Sandbrook, talks about his collections of historical stories for children.  How do you make history engaging for action-loving children, what is the difference between writing true stories and historical fiction and why writing for children is so much more demanding than writing for adults.

About Adventures in Time
ake a journey to a vanished world with the ADVENTURES IN TIME series – stories so exciting you won’t believe they’re all true’ The Adventures in Time series brings the past alive for twenty-first-century children. These stories are every bit as exciting as those of Harry Potter or Matilda Wormwood. The only difference is they actually happened…

Six Wives of Henry VIII
Winter has come; and in a far distant land, a warrior queen is expecting a child…’ Step through these pages into the Tudor world: a dangerous place, where one miss-step could cost your life. Through the eyes of Henry VIII’s six very different queens, from a brave Spanish princess to a wise English widow, historian Dominic Sandbrook takes us on a thrilling journey through the twists and turns of a dramatic age. For no one is safe from the wheel of fortune: it can take you from a golden throne to the Tower of London…

The Second World War
Prepare to enter the most dramatic conflict the world has ever seen, as historian Dominic Sandbrook takes us on a spine-tingling, heart-stopping adventure.

We witness the Second World War first-hand through the eyes of ordinary people living in extraordinary times, from the women who worked all night in factories to the chess players who cracked unbreakable codes. Because in total war, no life is left untouched…