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Tom McLaughlin - Author

Tom McLaughlin studied illustration at Falmouth College of Art, and then before becoming a writer and illustrator he spent 9 years working as political cartoonist for The Western Morning News thinking up silly jokes about even sillier politicians. Then, in 2004 Tom took the plunge into illustrating and writing his own books. He became a freelance illustrator in 2006, and also directed a short animated film, The Girl with the Pink Shoes. He has created a number of animated TV concepts, and worked with an animation studio. He has now branched out into children’s books and The Diabolical Mr Tiddles was the first book he has both illustrated and written the story for. Tom has just published his next book, The Accidental Prime Minister for OUP.

Tom lives in Devon with his wife, two sons and a scruffy cat. His hobbies include drinking tea, looking out of the window, and biscuits. His hates include spiders, running out of biscuits, and writing biographies.

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Up, Up and Away
Tom McLaughlin
Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month July 2016 Inventive Orson builds his own planet with a cupful of rocks, a dash of water, a sprinkling of metal and a lot of nothingness. He loves his planet and is proud of...
Lovereading Price: £9.59 - Saving £2.40 (20%) Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 14/07/2016
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Reader ReviewedThe Accidental Secret Agent
Tom McLaughlin
June 2016 Book of the Month - In a Nutshell: espionage – laughs – fake moustaches. The story of a boy who accidentally becomes a secret agent, Tom McLaughlin's new book is laugh-out-loud funny, particularly if, like its hero, you...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2016
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Reader ReviewedThe Accidental Prime Minister
Tom McLaughlin
One of our Books of the Year 2015 - April 2015 Debut of the Month We've all thought it: a twelve-year-old boy could do an MP's job at least as well as the present lot, probably better. That's the premise...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/04/2015
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The Diabolical Mr Tiddles
Tom McLaughlin
How far will Mr Tiddles the cat go to keep his loving master Harry happy? Harry has longed for a cat but, when Mr Tiddles arrives, things begin to get a bit out of hand. Every day he brings Harry...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/01/2012
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