Paul Harrison - Hachette Children's Group

Paul Harrison



Paul was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and grew up in County Durham. This left him with an accent that people find trustworthy, surveys have confirmed. It also left him with an allegiance to Newcastle United football club. Newcastle won their last major trophy months before he was born. In bleak moments, he wonders if this is his fault.
After a degree in Southampton he worked in a variety of different jobs with mixed success. He's been a labourer for a roofer (rubbish), a labourer for a builder (he was keen, but rubbish), a waiter (really rubbish) and a barman (merely adequate). He's sold double glazing (rubbish), toys (not bad), and garden furniture (all right at that). Somehow he never got sacked-it must have been that trustworthy accent. Since then he's been a children's books editor (not bad at that, actually) and now he writes them for what may loosely be described as a living.

Paul lives with his wife and two children in West Sussex.

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The Fact or Fiction Behind Science

Paul Harrison
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Paul Harrison

Truth or Busted Science explores popular myths and legends about the world of science, inventions and discoveries in a light and humorous way that kids will find simply unputdownable. Statements like, 'Sneeze with your eyes open and they will pop out' or 'A black hole in our galaxy will eventually destroy the Earth' are examined as well as where the ideas came from, whether they have any basis in truth, or whether they are simply folklore, myths or legends. Each statement is given a TRUTH or BUSTED evaluation.

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King John

Paul Harrison
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Paul Harrison
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Boudicca

Paul Harrison
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Paul Harrison
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Work

Nicola Barber, Paul Harrison
Authors:
Nicola Barber, Paul Harrison

Roman Life is a series that will explore the establishment of the Roman Empire and the notable people of the age, such as Augustus, Virgil and Homer. The text will chronicle the features and characteristics of the Roman age and explore the lives of the different social classes, as well as men, women and children. Readers will learn what it was like to live as a Roman, be able to compare how their present lives have been influenced by the past and learn how much has changed since Roman times.This title looks at the different types of jobs that both poor and rich Romans had. It explains what a consul, senator or legionary did, and what the duties of the emperor were. It also shows what being a gladiator, priest or priestess, farmer or chariot racer involved.

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Homes

Nicola Barber, Paul Harrison
Authors:
Nicola Barber, Paul Harrison

Roman Life is a series that will explore the establishment of the Roman Empire and the notable people of the age, such as Augustus, Virgil and Homer. The text will chronicle the features and characteristics of the Roman age and explore the lives of the different social classes, as well as men, women and children. Readers will learn what it was like to live as a Roman, be able to compare how their present lives have been influenced by the past and learn how much has changed since Roman times.This title explores Roman homes, and the difference between the living situations of rich and poor members of Roman society. It looks at the different types of furniture that Romans had in their homes, how they decorated rooms, what their gardens were like, and also how some Romans had homes abroad.

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Clothes

Paul Harrison
Authors:
Paul Harrison

Roman Life is a series that will explore the establishment of the Roman Empire and the notable people of the age, such as Augustus, Virgil and Homer. The text will chronicle the features and characteristics of the Roman age and explore the lives of the different social classes, as well as men, women and children. Readers will learn what it was like to live as a Roman, be able to compare how their present lives have been influenced by the past and learn how much has changed since Roman times.This title looks at Roman clothes - the different fashions for men, women and children, including hairstyles and what jewellery they wore. It investigates the foreign influences on clothing at the time, as well as what textiles were used and different types of footwear.

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The Pope

Paul Harrison
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Paul Harrison
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Supercopters

Paul Harrison
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Paul Harrison

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Superboats

Paul Harrison
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Paul Harrison
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Racing Supercars

Paul Harrison
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Paul Harrison
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Extreme Supercars

Paul Harrison
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Paul Harrison
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Supertrucks

Paul Harrison
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Paul Harrison

If trucks are your thing, then you'll love Supertruck! A look at some of the biggest, most powerful and amazing trucks in the world. From massive mining trucks like the Libherr T and the fastest racing trucks, to a car-eating 'Robosaurus' and everything in between, find out about what makes these trucks so incredible.Mean machines is a series of books that take a close look at some of the most stylish, powerful and incredible vehicles on the planet.

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Superplanes

Paul Harrison
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Paul Harrison
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Supercars

Paul Harrison
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Paul Harrison

If supercars are your thing, then you'll love this book. A look at some of the most amazing and iconic supercars in the world. From the incredible Bugatti Veyron Super Sport to classic Lamborghinis and everything in between, learn about what makes these cars so powerful and expensive to build.Mean machines is a series of books that take a close look at some of the most stylish, powerful and incredible vehicles on the planet.

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Superbikes

Paul Harrison
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Paul Harrison
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Justin Bieber

Paul Harrison
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Paul Harrison

Want to know more about your favourite pop and film stars? Read on! Want to Know Your Idol? is a fascinating, in-depth pop and film biography series that is packed to the brim with the latest facts on the stars and tells the story of their life, from childhood and through their ascent to fame, and reports on what their lives are like today as some of the world's biggest idols. Find out all about Justin Bieber's early family life and what made him so determined to reach the top. Discover his star sign and what it says about him, his favourite food, colour, place in the world and top superstitions!

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Dastardly Dictators, Rulers & other Loony Leaders

Paul Harrison
Authors:
Paul Harrison

Discover all about the fascinating lives of some of the most unusual, quirky and eccentric characters in world history! Learn about the Persian King who ordered the sea to be whipped as punishment, find out why a thirteenth-century crusader took to the streets in his pants, and what posessed a French Queen to build a fake tumble-down village for £4 million. Peppered with Crackpot Quiz questions and Mad, Bad and Truly Sticky Endings features this book is enthralling, entertaining and educational all at the same time!

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Work

Paul Harrison
Authors:
Paul Harrison

Work examines the various forms of work undertaken by different social classes in the Tudor age, including courtiers, educated professionals such as doctors and lawyers, farmer and labourers, sailors and explorers, women's work in the home and those in religious orders .

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Snakes

Paul Harrison
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Paul Harrison

This high interest series presents fascinating facts on favourite topics alongside powerful photos

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Kenya

Paul Harrison
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Paul Harrison

Each title looks at each country through a variety of themes such as location, landscape and climate, population and health, settlements, family life, religion and beliefs, education and learning, employment and economy, industry and trade, farming and food, transport and communications, leisure and tourism and environment and wildlife.Includes maps, statistics panels and simple graphs and charts; and a topic web showing links with this series to other subject areas.