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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.


The 1990s was a time of big changes, including the end of the Cold War, democratic elections in South Africa, signs of peace in the Middle East and a global agreement to confront climate change. It also saw the arrival of the World Wide Web, the Hubble Space telescope and the first cloned mammal. This book describes these and many other world-changing events that occurred during this decade.

Part of the series Dates of a Decade, each title looks at the key dates that helped shape history during a particular decade in the 20th century. As well as describing landmark events, the books examine their causes and consequences and include contemporary newspaper reports and eyewitness accounts.

  • 1: Global Events
  • 2: The Hubble Space Telescope is Launched
  • 3: Iraq invades Kuwait
  • 4: Eruption of Mount Pinatubo
  • 5: The World Wide Web Goes Live
  • 6: The End of the Soviet Union
  • 7: Peace in the Middle East?
  • 8: Genocide n Rwanda
  • 9: Black Rule in South Africa
  • 10: The Channel Tunnel Opens
  • 11: Nerve Gas Attack on Tokyo Underground
  • 12: Ebola Fever Strikes in Africa
  • 13: Massacre at Srebrenica
  • 14: Pokemon Conquer the World
  • 15: Dolly the Sheep is Born
  • 16: Hong Kong Returns to China
  • 17: The World Goes Green
  • 18: Massacre at Columbine High School
  • 19: Millennium Fever
  • 20: British Events
  • 21: The Spice Girls release their First Hit
  • 22: Princess Diana Dies
  • 23: Good Friday Agreement
  • 24: People of the Decade
  • 25: Glossary
  • 26: Index

Informations sur le produit

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