Three years ago I was lucky enough to visit BSE (The British School of Egypt) and in particular to meet the wonderful pupils, teachers and parents at the school. Whilst I was there BSE kindly arranged for me to visit the pyramids at Giza – in the photo – and Cairo museum that houses most of the items that were found in Tutankhamun’s tomb. It was unusually quiet at the museum and I had the rare opportunity to stare into the face of King Tut on my own for a short while. Like so many before me I became entranced by his story and the remarkable story of the final discovery of his tomb such an incredibly long time after his death. ‘Sixteenth step’ describes the thoughts of six characters, real and imagined, in the story that spans so many millennia. It’s available from Amazon in book form (£5.00 in the UK) for free download for Kindle through Kindleunlimited or for £3.50 (in the UK). For mature readers.
Surprising things happen to Bongo the Armadillo, usually while he is sitting in his garden having his cup of tea. “Hmm,” he usually ponders as he looks inside his teapot to see if he’s made enough tea. “That didn’t happen yesterday.” Indeed, it didn’t, read on as he’s visited by a frog who has been turned into a prince, an alien looking for the nearest McDonald’s and a wizard who has accidentally turned a city into jelly. Soon after he’ll be visited by the Queen, someone who is two people at once and then some uninspired sky. After that some very unusual things happen…
Available now in book form from Amazon (£4.00) and for Kindle (£2.99 or free on Kindleunlimited.)
After a bit of a break for one reason or another I’m back at work. The image shows a series I’ve been working on that will get published in China (and STOP PRESS in South Korea as well!) The ‘Magical Maths’ books contain a range of puzzles and challenges aimed at making learning different aspects of mathematics more fun and interesting to learn. I hope they work! Maybe if all the children in China (and South Korea!) begin giggling at once… well… um… something might happen!