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Alan Macdonald - Author

Alan was born in Watford and went to university in Bangor, North Wales, where he studied English and Drama. He started working life in a travelling theatre company, visiting schools all over the country & writing much of their material. He says it was a useful apprenticeship - if the audience didn't like the play, they talked through it or threw bits of paper at the actors. He very quickly learned what children liked.

A keen football fan, Alan has supported Watford FC since childhood. Many of his stories have a football focus - which he rates as the next best thing to playing for England! He dreamed of becoming a professional footballer, but when he won a pen in a writing competition, his fate was sealed. Alan has written over eighty children's books, which have been translated into many languages and won several awards.

In 2010, Dirty Bertie: Loo! was winner of the Leicestershire Children's Book Prize. Alan also writes for TV, including the hugely popular 'Horrid Henry' on CITV.

The Dirty Bertie series by Alan Macdonald is immensely popular, particularly with boys! We recently received this from one massive fan:

"The books are amazing and very imaginative...I love your books like Pants, Mud, Fleas and Worms and will continue to read lots." Abdullah D

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Dirty Bertie: Fetch!
Alan Macdonald - illustrated by David Roberts
Bertie is a delightful as he is dirty – if you like that kind of thing! He has a habit of picking his nose which is truly disgusting. This time he has a robot dog in tow and ends up...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/06/2010
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Oi, Cave Boy! - Iggy the Urk Book 1
Alan Macdonald - illustrated by Mark Beech
Fans of Mr Gum, Grubtown Tales, Charlie Small and Dirty bertie or indeed the Flintstones will love this new series featuring a wonderfully adventurous cave boy called Iggy. Full of humour it will entertain on every page as you discover...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/04/2010
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Dirty Bertie: Loo!
Alan Macdonald
Dirty Bertie is back for another helping of comic chaos! Bertie finds himself desperate to go to the loo on the school coach, up to his neck in sand and trouble on holiday, and staging a one-man protest to stop...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/02/2010
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History of Warts, Honesty Wart: Witch Hunter!
Alan Macdonald
A very funny new series from the creator of Trolls, it's a brilliant mix of Horrible Histories and Blackadder. Fast-moving, side-splittingly funny, irreverent adventure stories are played out against the backdrop of great and gruesome history through one family tree,...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2008
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History of Warts. Sir Bigwart: Knight Of The Wonky Table
Alan Macdonald
A very funny new series from the creator of Trolls, it's a brilliant mix of Horrible Histories and Blackadder. Fast-moving, side-splittingly funny, irreverent adventure stories are played out against the backdrop of great and gruesome history through one family tree,...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2008
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History of Warts: Ditherus Wart: (accidental) Gladiator
Alan Macdonald
A very funny new series from the creator of Trolls, it's a brilliant mix of Horrible Histories and Blackadder. Fast-moving, side-splittingly funny, irreverent adventure stories are played out against the backdrop of great and gruesome history through one family tree,...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2008
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History of Warts: Custardly Wart: Pirate (third Class)
Alan Macdonald
A very funny new series from the creator of Trolls, it's a brilliant mix of Horrible Histories and Blackadder. Fast-moving, side-splittingly funny, irreverent adventure stories are played out against the backdrop of great and gruesome history through one family tree,...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2008
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Dirty Bertie: Fleas
Alan Macdonald
Meet Dirty Bertie - a boy with nose-pickingly disgusting habits! He's full to bursting with madcap plans and crazy ideas, and if it's trouble you're after, look no further - Bertie's sure to be up to his neck in it.
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/09/2006
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