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Martyn Beardsley



Martyn Beardsley lives just outside Nottingham. As well as writing children's books, he loves reading and writing about history, almost any period. He gets many of his ideas for stories when he's taking his mad dog for a walk early in the morning. Martyn has written over fifteen books: Five Naughty Kittens and The Dog that went Woof, the Sir Gadabout stories, a couple of ghost stories and some history books for children. For adults, he has written one historical biography, a book about England's last duel, and edited the diary of an eighteenth century surgeon-apothecary.
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Sir Gadabout and the Little Horror

Martyn Beardsley, Martyn Beardsley, Tony Ross
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Martyn Beardsley, Martyn Beardsley, Tony Ross

Owing to a shortage of suitable knights, Sir Gadabout is entrusted with escorting one of King Arthur¿s children to Camelot. The beastly brat gives him the slip and poor Sir Gadabout ends up in terrible trouble ¿ not surprising, since he¿s the worst knight in the world.

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Sir Gadabout Does His Best

Martyn Beardsley, Martyn Beardsley, Tony Ross
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Martyn Beardsley, Martyn Beardsley, Tony Ross

Sir Gads, the Worst Knight in the World, is back with all his old friends - King Arthur and Queen Guinivere, Herbert his faithful squire, Sydney Smith (Merlin's sarcastic cat) and Dr McPherson (Merlin's Kung fu guard turtle) to name but a few. This time he challenges Sir Mistabit in a tournament, and goes in search of Lucky, a three-legged goat last seen heading towards dangerous dragon country.

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Sir Gadabout and the Ghost

Martyn Beardsley, Martyn Beardsley, Tony Ross
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Martyn Beardsley, Martyn Beardsley, Tony Ross

Sir Gadabout nods off at the Round Table, and wakes up to find himself in the same room as a ghost!At first, the ghost of Sir Henry makes Sir Gads clank his armour with fright, but he soon recovers his spirits and sets off of another calamitous quest - to clear Sir Henry's name of the ghastly crime of pilchard-stealing.Another side-splitting adventure, with Sir Gads, his trusty squire Herbert and Merlin's sarcastic ginger cat, Sidney Smith, raising a riot in Camelot.

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Sir Gadabout Out of Time

Martyn Beardsley, Tony Ross
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Martyn Beardsley, Tony Ross

King Arthur desperately needs a haircut and because the royal barber is away, he foolishly accepts Sir Gads' offer to do the job. The result is a disaster, of course, so he turns to Merlin for help. Merlin's quick solution is a 'turn back time' spell, so that Arthur can return to the hour just before Sir Gads wreaked havoc on his hair. However, Sir Gads intervenes once more, and King Arthur finds himself unexpectedly in the present day instead. Trapped in the future, Sir Gads must find a way to help Arthur and himself return to mediaeval times. Knowing Sir Gadabout as we do, it's not going to be easy . . .

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Sir Gadabout Goes to Knight School

Martyn Beardsley, Martyn Beardsley, Tony Ross
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Martyn Beardsley, Martyn Beardsley, Tony Ross
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Sir Gadabout goes Barking Mad

Martyn Beardsley, Martyn Beardsley, Tony Ross
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Martyn Beardsley, Martyn Beardsley, Tony Ross

The Magic World Cup is on - and it's the talk of the town. Sir Gadabout is sent to escort Merlin - the reigning world champion - to the competition, but they are waylaid by evil magicians. The Worst Knight in the World is convinced that the great magician has been turned into a mutt - and that the unfortunate dog is trying to talk to him.While Merlin wreaks havoc at a prize vegetable competition instead, Sir Gads is left to impersonate Merlin at the Magic World Cup - with hilarious consequences . . . Another hilarious adventure with the bumbling knight - a delight to read.

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Sir Gadabout Goes Overboard

Martyn Beardsley, Martyn Beardsley, Tony Ross
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Martyn Beardsley, Martyn Beardsley, Tony Ross
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Sir Gadabout: Sir Gadabout and the Camelot Calamity

Martyn Beardsley, Tony Ross
Contributors:
Martyn Beardsley, Tony Ross
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Sir Gadabout Gets Worse

Martyn Beardsley, Martyn Beardsley, Tony Ross
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Martyn Beardsley, Martyn Beardsley, Tony Ross

Meet Sir Gadabout - the Worst Knight in the World . . . When Excalibur is stolen, Sir Gads sets off with his trusty band of followers to find the evil Sir Rudyard the Rancid. They must face the worst if they are to return the mighty sword to its rightful home.Read by Clive Anderson(P)2004 Orion Publishing Group.Ltd

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Sir Gadabout

Martyn Beardsley, Martyn Beardsley, Tony Ross
Contributors:
Martyn Beardsley, Martyn Beardsley, Tony Ross

Sir Gadabout is a walking disaster. Voted the "knight most likely to chop his own foot off in a fight", he shivers in his rusty armour when he has to face the brave Sir Lancelot in a joust. Sir Gads travels with his loyal squire Herbert to the wizard Merlin's cottage to get his ear stuck back in place after the joust, and survives an attack by Merlin's crazed guard turtle. Then, when Queen Guinevere is kidnapped, Sir Gads sets out to save the day!Join the loveable Sir Gadabout, loyal Herbert and Merlin's sarcastic cat, Sidney Smith, on a chaotic quest that will make every reader - child or adult - laugh out loud.Read by Clive Anderson(P)2004 Orion Publishing Group.Ltd