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There are quite a few Peter Tyes lurking around in the UK, across the pond in America and down under in Australia and New Zealand, but as far as I know, I'm the only one daft enough to believe that it is possible to earn a living from writing children's books. So for the avoidance of doubt, my name is Peter Geoffrey Tye. I grew-up in the Hampshire village of Hartley Wespall and joined the Royal Navy at the age of 15.  After 8 years in the navy, I went on to have a career in marketing and writing for business, before producing Colin Reeder's much loved Little Red Tractor stories for television. Unfortunately, Colin died before we had the required number of episodes, so I wrote new stories to keep Little Red Tractor's animated wheels turning. Ten of those stories are available in full colour paperback. Click on my  ‘Younger Children’ page.  [Following: Excerpts from an official review of "Badman:The Ghost of King John" by Peter Tye.] ‘Peter Tye brings history to life in his novel Badman: The Ghost of King John. In an epic tale which crosses through time to medieval England, the story is enthralling from start to finish.’ ‘This was a brilliant, well researched story and I found it very difficult to put down.’ ‘All the characters were three dimensional and realistic, from the main core characters to those who played the smallest part. Nick, at 10 years old is an over enthusiastic history buff who is overjoyed at the fact that he is able to experience history first hand, while Edna as a stoic, no nonsense woman provides a much needed balance to his enthusiasm. Sir Ralph’s character was utilised well to show how many people of medieval England were pulled in multiple directions, sometimes needing to choose between loyalty to the king or the safety of their own family. The amount of research undertaken for this book was very evident in the quality of the portrayal of these characters.’ ‘This book took me completely by surprise with its quality of storytelling. A great book for young and old who are interested in English history and adventure. I look forward to more books from this author.’ READ FULL REVIEW  ON MY ‘NEW BOOKS’ PAGE
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