Margaret Nash

Children's author

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or telephone me on 01525 374894

Smarties bronze award for picture book, Secret in the Mist

Adults, 5-7 (Key stage 1), 8-11 (Key stage 2), 5-11 (Key stages 1 and 2), 11-13 (Key stage 3), 14-16 (Key stage 4), 11-16 (Key stages 3 and 4), 6th Form and college


Before becoming an author I was a librarian, working in public libraries and schools. Now I enjoy visiting schools to talk to children about my work, and aim to help them enjoy writing as much as I do.

My books are mainly for children aged 3 to10, and some of my stories link in with curriculum  subjects for KS 2/3.  I have also written plays for a professional touring theatre company. 

My school visits can be geared to the requirements of the teachers. Otherwise I aim to explain how I got the ideas for the stories, and how I developed those ideas. I suggest to the children how they might do the same.

I tutor a weekly adult education class  'writing children' stories' and occasionally give adult workshops, so I am able to go into more depth for older pupils.

I've written over 30 books incuding picture books, early readers, fun, adventure, school and ghost stories for ages7-10. Also curriculum based historical stories
The Secret in the Mist (isbn:1862335621)
An award winning picture book for 3-7'swith a day/night theme
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Toby and the Great Fire of London (isbn:9780749670795)
A story set against accurate details of the 1666 Fire of London for ages 6-9
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The Bossy Cockerel (isbn:0749637080)
A farmyard fun story for 3-6 yr olds
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Sammy's Secret (isbn:0749665416)
A simple story for beginner readers, about a family of lively cats
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Out of the Shadow (isbn:0713661011)
suitable for 8 - 12+ An adventure story set in the 19th century industrial north.
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Into the Unknown (isbn:0750233958)
Waves are rising ten times the height of a man in this historical adventure story about the Cabots.
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Under a Hostile Sky (isbn:1871173981)
A story of a family bombed out in the 2nd world war, and the trials and pleasures of adjusting.
Treetop Hero (isbn:1871173930)
A world war 2 story set in Norfolk, for 8 to 12 year olds. Good for home life wartime background
The Haunted Windmill (isbn:190490422X)
A ghost story for ages 7-10 set around a Norfolk windmill
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Member of the society of Authors
Scattered Authors Society
Federation of Children's Book Groups

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History and Biography

Book Type:
Fiction for children (any age), Picture books, Fiction 5-9, Fiction 8-13, Educational books

2nd world war stories, Liverpool settings, Yorkshire settings, and Norfolk,. Fun stories, Newly independent readers: picture books for under sevens..