I live in London. I am willing to travel to give lectures, talks or presentations anywhere within Southeast England.
I have spoken about my book The Secret in the Tower to groups of both children and adults - as set out below. Please contact me if you would like me to do a talk at your school.
The book is a work of historical fiction and I have a thirty-minute powerpoint presentation about how historical themes are presented in the book - including the Tower of London, medieval medicine (including the use of leeches!), Richard III and the disappearance of the Princes in the Tower.
Talk (with powerpoint presentation) to a class of Year Six pupils at Southern Road Primary School, Plaistow, organized through the National Literacy Trust; as part of a project organized by the NLT I was also interviewed (on camera) by Year Six librarians at the school on the importance of school libraries.
Talk to a small group of eight pupils from years 6 and 7 at Eltham College on how a book is written, edited and published.
Two separate talks (with powerpoint presentations) to pupils in Years 7/8 and 5/6 at Eltham College and Eltham College Junior School as part of World Book Day (total audience at both talks around 250).
Talks (with powerpoint presentations) to three Year Six classes of local primary school children at the Merthyr Tydfil Children's Literary Festival.
Talk at Eltham College about the importance of children's historical fiction to Heads of History of various independent senior schools in London and Southeast England.
History Books and Cultural Guides
I am available to talk or lecture about places I have written about in my travel and history books. Past engagements include:
Contributor (on air) to The Alps (BBC Radio 4, Presenter Misha Glenny) - relating to my book The Alps: A Cultural History
Contributor (on air) to a programme on BBC Radio Shropshire relating to my book Following in the Footsteps of the Princes in the Tower
Lecture (with powerpoint presentation) given at Southwark Cathedral about Greenwich Palace, organized by Tudor Places magazine - relating to my book Henry VIII: A History of His Most Important Places and Events