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Paul Dowswell - Author

About the Author

Paul Dowswell has worked in publishing for over twenty years. He went freelance in 1999 after eight years with Usborne, where he was a senior editor. Before that he worked for Time-Life, BBC Books, the Science Museum and the National Sound Archive.

History is his specialist subject but he also enjoys writing about natural history, science, geography, in fact almost anything, apart from golf and mechanical engineering. He has a shamefully encyclopaedic knowledge of popular music, and have recently begun presenting occasional music programmes on local radio station WCR 101.8 FM.

He has written over 60 books for UK publishers. Most of them have been published in the United States, Commonwealth countries, Europe and elsewhere.

Featured books by Paul Dowswell

Other books by Paul Dowswell

True Stories of Heroes

True Stories of Heroes

Author: Paul Dowswell Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/2019

A gripping collection of stories of courage and heroism. From a brave housewife's brave defiance of the Gestapo in Nazi Germany, to a doctor's risking her life to treat patients in a battle zone, this book contains inspiring tales of extraordinary courage from everyday people.

True Stories Ghosts

True Stories Ghosts

Author: Paul Dowswell Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/09/2019

From a troubled spirit in Georgian England to vengeful spirit in 19th century Jamaica, to a haunted World War II U-Boat, this spine-chilling book tells the stories of documented hauntings, describing the events as they were reported at the time.

True Stories of Polar Adventure

True Stories of Polar Adventure

Author: Paul Dowswell Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/11/2018

Guarded by frozen seas and vast fields of snow and ice, the North and South Poles are no place for humans, as the explorers who set out to unearth their secrets found out... Part of the Usborne Young Reading series, this book is ideal for newly independent readers who prefer fact to fiction. Includes links to websites to find out more.

True Stories of Everest Adventures

True Stories of Everest Adventures

Author: Paul Dowswell Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/08/2018

As the world's tallest mountain, Everest has held a special fascination for climbers. This collection of real life stories tells of the lengths to which people have gone to get to its summit, and the dangers they've experienced, in some cases ending in tragedy.

True Stories of Escape

True Stories of Escape

Author: Paul Dowswell Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/02/2018

High walls, barbed wire, savage dogs and guards who shoot to kill are just some of the obstacles faced by escaping prisoners. This book tells the extraordinary tales of men who risked their lives to regain their freedom. Part of the Usborne Young Reading series, this thrilling book is ideal for newly independent readers who prefer fact to fiction.

Survival

Survival

Author: Paul Dowswell Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/02/2018

Discover amazing true survival stories of people stranded alone in the wildest places on Earth, and learn simple and useful survival techniques in this fascinating information book. With dramatic photographs, detailed diagrams and cartoon-strip stories, plus links to exciting websites with video clips and more information.

True Stories of Survival

True Stories of Survival

Author: Paul Dowswell Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2017

Wolf Children

Wolf Children

Author: Paul Dowswell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/08/2017

It is July 1945, Hitler's Third Reich has fallen, and Berlin is in ruins. Living on the edge of survival in the cellar of an abandoned hospital, Otto and his ragtag gang of kids have banded together in the desperate, bombed-out city. The war may be over, but danger lurks in the shadows of the wreckage as Otto and his friends find themselves caught between invading armies, ruthless rival gangs and a strange Nazi war criminal who stalks them ... A climactic story of truth, friendship and survival against the odds, Wolf Children will thrill readers of Michael Morpurgo and John Boyne.

Egyptian Echo

Egyptian Echo

Author: Paul Dowswell Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/12/2016

Why DID the Egyptians build the pyramids? What do those squiggly hieroglyphics really mean? Find out in the Egyptian Echo, a fresh and lively look at Ancient Egyptian history told by way of screaming headlines and hot-under-the-collar tabloid journalism. Covering 3,000 years in 32 pages, bursting with facts and humour. Illustrations: Full colour throughout

Stone Age Sentinel

Stone Age Sentinel

Author: Paul Dowswell, Fergus Fleming Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/12/2016

Read all about The Stone Age in this accessible and amusing history book, cunningly disguised as a tabloid newspaper. Covering a mere four million years, it's packed full of facts about what Stone Age people ate, did, wore and where they lived.

Viking Invader

Viking Invader

Author: Paul Dowswell, Fergus Fleming Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2016

The Vikings: axe-wielding brutes or clean-living explorers and traders? Read this issue of the Viking Invader and find out, a fresh and lively look at history written in the style of a tabloid newspaper. There's a lot more to the Vikings than you think. Discover the people behind the headlines in The Viking Invader - coming to a village near you, SOON.

The Roman Record

The Roman Record

Author: Paul Dowswell, Fergus Fleming Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2016

Soak up the shocks, horrors and sensations of the greatest empire of the Ancient World. It's all in The Roman Record - a fresh and lively look at history, written and designed to look like a tabloid newspaper. 1200 years of history are covered, from Romulus and Remus to the fall of Rome.

The World Wars Bind-up

The World Wars Bind-up

Author: Paul Dowswell Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2016

Medieval Messenger

Medieval Messenger

Author: Paul Dowswell, Fergus Fleming Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/07/2016

An alternative way to learn the history of the Middle Ages, this amusing book which is cunningly disguised as a tabloid newspaper. Including stories about The Black Death, The Crusades, and features such as 'What's new at the Spanish Inquisition?', 'What's on the monastery menu?' and 'How to support your favourite knight at a jousting tournament.'

Amazing History of Wizards & Witches

Amazing History of Wizards & Witches

Author: Paul Dowswell, Susan Greenwood Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/06/2016

Sort the facts from the fairy tales and trace the evolution of wizardry - from Stone Age rituals with gruesome horned gods, through to the modern day, where magicians fair and foul dominate the big screen. Learn about the barbaric witch-hunts that swept across Europe and America, when ordinary people were put to death just because they looked different or behaved oddly. Find out about the arts of the witch, from secret potion recipes to mystic animal companions, and the real-life quest for the Philosopher's Stone!

Greek Gazette

Greek Gazette

Author: Paul Dowswell, Fergus Fleming Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/06/2016

A fresh and lively look at Ancient Greek history written in the style of a tabloid newspaper. Learn about famous Greeks - including philosophers, inventors, politicians and astronomers - their achievements and influence on future civilisations.

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