Alex Woolf

Alex Woolf is a published author of over seventy books, both fiction and non-fiction, mainly for children and young adults. His non-fiction encompasses a whole variety of subjects, from science and the natural world to politics and social issues, but his favourite subject is history. By far his biggest work to date is his Short History of the World, which has sold over 50,000 copies in the English-speaking world and been translated into seven different languages since it first appeared in 2008.

His fiction writing credits include a science fiction trilogy, ‘Chronosphere’ (2011/12), and a gothic Victorian detective novel ‘Aldo Moon and the Case of the Ghost at Gravewood Hall’ (2013), described by best-selling crime writer Peter James as ‘a real delight, witty, ghostly and at times deliciously ghastly.’ His horror novel, ‘Soul Shadows’, was published in 2013 by Curious Fox and has been shortlisted for the RED Book Award of 2014. Alex is a regular author for Fiction Express, online publishers of interactive stories for schools. He writes a chapter a week, and children vote on how the story should continue. 2014 sees the release of ‘Iron Sky: Dread Eagle’, his first foray into the world of steampunk.

Encounters with the Past: Meet the Romans

Encounters with the Past: Meet the Romans

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Genres: History, My Non-Fiction

This book will transport you back to Roman times where you will meet people from all walks of life.

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The Mayans (KS2 History)

The Mayans (KS2 History)

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Genres: History, My Non-Fiction

A simple history of the Mayan people for 9-11 year olds.

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Roman Britain (KS2 History)

Roman Britain (KS2 History)

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Genres: History, My Non-Fiction

A simple history of Roman Britain aimed at 9-11 year olds.

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The Celts (KS2 History)

The Celts (KS2 History)

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Genres: History, My Non-Fiction

A simple history of the Celts, aimed at 9-11 year olds.

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The Shang Dynasty (KS2 History)

The Shang Dynasty (KS2 History)

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Genres: History, My Non-Fiction

A simple history of the Shang Dynasty, aimed at 9-11 year olds.

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Chronosphere Book 1: Time out of Time

Chronosphere Book 1: Time out of Time

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Series: Chronosphere, Book 1
Genre: My Fiction

What if you could go on vacation and come back the moment you left? First in an exciting and highly original time-bending sci-fi trilogy.

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Chronosphere Book 2: Malfunction

Chronosphere Book 2: Malfunction

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Series: Chronosphere, Book 2
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The adventures of hoverbiker Raffi Delgado and his friends continue as the Chronosphere starts to break down.

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Chronosphere Book 3: Ex Tempora

Chronosphere Book 3: Ex Tempora

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Series: Chronosphere, Book 3
Genre: My Fiction

Raffi and his companions return to the Chronosphere in this thrilling finale to the trilogy.

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The Time Detectives: The Mystery of Maddie Musgrove

The Time Detectives: The Mystery of Maddie Musgrove

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Series: Fiction Express, Book 1
Genre: My Fiction

Cousins Joe and Maya find a smartphone that enables them to become time-travelling detectives

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The Time Detectives: The Disappearance of Danny Doyle

The Time Detectives: The Disappearance of Danny Doyle

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Series: Fiction Express, Book 2
Genre: My Fiction

Time detectives Joe and Maya go back to World War II to help trace a missing evacuee.

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Mind Swap

Mind Swap

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Series: Fiction Express, Book 3
Genre: My Fiction

School bully Simon Archer gets a shock one morning when he wakes up in the body of someone else.

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The Time Detectives: The Curse of Castle Cranston

The Time Detectives: The Curse of Castle Cranston

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Series: Fiction Express, Book 3
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The Time Detectives, Joe and Maya, are exploring a ruined castle in Scotland when they uncover the story of a stolen chalice and a curse that led to the castle's downfall 750 years ago. Journeying back to the 13th century, they embark on a search for the chalice, hoping to restore the castle's fortunes. Will they succeed?

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