I published my first textbook, English: Skill by Skill, in 1989. Not many people noticed it. It was a collection of vaguely wacky language activities designed to teach pupils the essential skills of English. That led to a number of projects, and to working with some great collaborators - Michael Marland and Roy Blatchford being the two who made the biggest impact on me.
Since then I've usually written three or four books a year, mostly working on them in snatched moments in holidays, early most mornings, in the margins of days and weekends. A list of the various books I've been involved in is given below. Click on the heading that interests you.
Following my recent interview at the Globe Theatre (June 2016) with novelist Kazuo Ishiguro, I am proud to have been asked to edit Faber's new educaton edition of Never Let Me Go. It will be published in 2017. I am also working on publishing projects with Oxford University Press and Routledge.
Other recent publications:
To see the full list of my publications, click on the appropriate heading below: