I have two new books out this month. They are both non-fiction.
The first isn’t completely new, it’s a new edition of my book on the Olympic Games. It has a new cover, a new title — The Games: The extraordinary history of the modern Olympics — and it’s been completely updated. It’s full of the dramas, the scandals, the trivia of the Olympic Games. It’s not just about sport.
The Games is part of The Drum series by black dog books. There are ten books in the series so far, all on fascinating historical topics.
The second book is called Hatshepsut: Lost Pharaoh of Egypt. It’s about the female Pharaoh Hatshepsut who was wiped out of history for 3000 years. Hers is an amazing story of intrigue and mystery that lasts from 1500 BCE right up to last year (which was when they finally found her mummy). Those of you who have read my Ramose series will recognise her name — she was Ramose’s sister. This is her true story. You can look inside the book here.
Hatshepsut is one of the first two books in a new series for younger readers called The Beat. The other book is by Craig Scutt and is about Captain Cook.