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Colin Dann - Author

About the Author

Colin Dann was born in Richmond, London, in 1943.  After leaving the local grammar school he worked first for a large textile company before his real love – the world of books – brought him a job in publishing. He worked for William Collins, Sons & Co. for 13 years. During this time, in odd hours at home, Colin wrote his first book, The Animals of Farthing Wood, which was published finally in 1979 after years of trying.  It was an immediate success, winning awards is now translated into sixteen languages.  The book has never been out of print since its first publication 25 years ago.  Six sequels and one prequel have followed and enjoyed similar success.

In 1992 a major animation series based on the Farthing Wood stories was broadcast by the BBC and it stole the hearts of children throughout Britain and Europe.

Colin has been a leading children’s author for more than twenty years.  In addition to the Farthing Wood books he has written many other animal stories, and is currently working on a sequence of novels about a pride of African Lions.

Colin lives with his wife and their cat in a converted Oast house on the Kent/Sussex border.  To relax, Colin goes for long walks in the country, reads and listens to music.  His favourite book is The Count of Monte Cristo, Winnie the Pooh is his favourite character while Bill Bryson is his preferred author.

Featured books by Colin Dann

Other books by Colin Dann

The Animals of Farthing Wood: The Adventure Begins

The Animals of Farthing Wood: The Adventure Begins

Author: Colin Dann Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/07/2016

ANIMALS OF FARTHING WOOD: THE ADVENTURE BEGINS by Colin Dann is the prequel to The Animals of Farthing Wood which takes the reader right back to the very beginning. There had always been otters in the stream running through Farthing Wood - and that had never been a problem for the other animals before but when there is a shortage of fish in the stream, the otters are forced to hunt on land.The otters are taking valuable prey and the foxes and other Farthing Wood animals have to compete for food. Lean Vixen is determined to protect her family from starvation, and that means deciding on a plan to drive the otters out once and for all.

The Animals of Farthing Wood Modern Classic

The Animals of Farthing Wood Modern Classic

Author: Colin Dann Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/02/2016

`We must all find a new home. Now - before it's too late!' Farthing Wood is being bulldozed, and there's a drought. Fox, Badger, Toad, Tawny Owl, Mole and the other animals must band together and set off to a far-away nature reserve. Their journey is full of adventure and fraught with disasters, and the animals must work together to survive. The Animals of Farthing Wood is one of the most popular animal stories in children's literature and is still in print nearly 40 years after first publication. `The Animals of Farthing Wood always made me very happy' - Alison Flood, Guardian This edition features a brand-new cover by award-winning illustrator, Sam Usher.

The Animals of Farthing Wood

The Animals of Farthing Wood

Author: Colin Dann Format: Audio disc Release Date: 01/09/2014

The Animals of Farthing Wood

The Animals of Farthing Wood

Author: Colin Dann Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/09/2014

A Great Escape

A Great Escape

Author: Colin Dann Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/07/2011

Eric made up his mind. He would go to the pet shop, open the cages and let the little troupe of animals free, to make their own way in the world. And so began 'A Great Escape'.

Copycat

Copycat

Author: Colin Dann Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/07/2011

'Pinkie! Kittens! Run!' Sammy was the first ot hear the heavy thud of footsteps. He recognised the threat at once and called a warning. For a long time, life in the London park has been easy and peaceful for Sammy, Pinkie and their three kittens. But all that is about to change - there is a purge on the growing number of stray cats and dogs in the city. Sammy and Pinkie now face the urgent question of survival . . .

A Legacy Of Ghosts

A Legacy Of Ghosts

Author: Colin Dann Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/07/2011

There had been rumours for years about the wealth of old Mr Mackie. But when ben and Richard start snooping around the dead man's house, they're soon plunged into a web of terror. Whose dark face is at the window? Where are the strange footsteps coming from? And what is the secret of the blue ring wrapped in a blanket? Pursued by a villainous tramp, and haunted by ghastly visions, the two boys find themselves on a daring journey through darkest Wales, and into the unearthly territory of the ancient spirits.

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