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The 1990s

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This new series looks in chronological order at key dates of a particular decade, examining key events, their causes and consequences


I write short books for short children and longer books for longer people. I've been writing fiction and non-fiction for young people, and non-fiction since the last millennium - luckily, the end of the last millennium and I'm not even nearly 1000 years old. I particularly enjoy reading and writing stories with a bit of a twist and, for older readers, an element of horror. I definitely have a Gothic streak. Writers I really admire include Minnie Gray, Oliver Jeffers, Shaun Tan, Edward Gorey, Tove Jansson, Marcus Sedgwick, Siobhan Dowd and Melvin Burgess.

I love being a writer because (a) it gives me the chance to be enthusiastic about things and share my enthusiasm with other people (b) I get paid for telling lies and (c) I don't have to do as I'm told, unlike people with a real job. I like to listen to music when I'm writing, and usually pick a few pieces of music that go with each book and listen to them again and again - most of them are opera.

Although I spend most of my time writing, I also spend some helping other people with their own writing - mostly young people, who are doing a degree at university. This is great fun as I get to read lots of stories by writers who are just starting.

I live in Cambridge, which is a very ancient city in the east of England with lots of ornate and pointy buildings. It's very flat in Cambridge, so it's easy to go everywhere by bicycle, but it's also rather wet. If I could live anywhere at all, it would probably be in Venice, which is also flat, ancient and full of pointy buildings. It's even wetter than Cambridge, and people go everywhere by boat.


Global Events 24 April 1990 The Hubble Space Telescope is Launched 2 August 1990 Iraq invades Kuwait 15 June 1991 Eruption of Mount Pinatubo 6 August 1991 The World Wide Web Goes Live 8 December 1991 The End of the Soviet Union 13 September 1993 Peace in the Middle East? 6 April 1994 Genocide n Rwanda 27 April 1994 Black Rule in South Africa 6 May 1994 The Channel Tunnel Opens 20 March 1995 Nerve Gas Attack on Tokyo Underground 6 May 1995 Ebola Fever Strikes in Africa 12 July 1995 Massacre at Srebrenica 26 February 1996 Pokemon Conquer the World 5 July 1996 Dolly the Sheep is Born 1 July 1997 Hong Kong Returns to China 11 December 1997 The World Goes Green 20 April 1999 Massacre at Columbine High School 31 December 1999 Millennium Fever British Events 8 July 1996 The Spice Girls release their First Hit 31 August 1997 Princess Diana Dies 10 April 1998 Good Friday Agreement People of the Decade Glossary Index

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Titre: The 1990s
Code EAN: 9781445118833
ISBN: 978-1-4451-1883-3
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Hachette Children's Book
Genre: Ecole et didactique
nombre de pages: 48
Poids: 220g
Taille: H269mm x B221mm x T4mm
Année: 2013


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