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Taffy Thomas, Helen Watts - Authors

Helen Watts is a writer, editor and publisher. She has written a selection of short stories, non-fiction texts and poems for children and a wide range of teachers' resources. Helen is also the Schools Coordinator for the Stratford-upon-Avon Literary Festival. She is married with two children, Jack (14) and Georgia (11), and lives on a hill near Stratford upon Avon, where she enjoys walking her golden retriever, Dexter, and looks after a range of other family pets including Humbug the hamster and an expanding colony of stick insects. You can find out more about Helen on her Author Page.

Taffy Thomas has a repertoire of more than 300 stories, collected mainly from traditional oral sources, which he is happy to tell in almost any situation. He is now the most experienced English storyteller, having performed in many countries on four continents. In 2001 he was awarded the MBE for services to storytelling and charity. Taffy is a patron of the Society for Storytelling and is currently artistic director of Tales in Trust, the Northern Centre for Storytelling, based at The Storyteller's Garden in Grasmere. In 2013 he was named Outstanding Male Storyteller at the British Awards for Storytelling Excellence.

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The Ghost of the Trenches and Other Stories
Taffy Thomas, Helen Watts
This is a collection that brings together folk tales, legends and ghost stories that grew up around the First World War. Fascinating, moving, sometimes scary, these are the stories told by soldiers and the people they left behind, on both...
Lovereading Price: £4.79 - Saving £1.20 (20%) Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 10/04/2014
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