Dominic Sandbrook has been passionate about history ever since he
read the Ladybird children's books. As a historian, he has written
eight books for adults. He has also presented several BBC
television series, covering topics such as time travel, alien
invasions, the James Bond films and the Harry Potter stories. His
favourite book is The Lord of the Rings. His favourite
football team is Wolverhampton Wanderers.
He lives in Oxfordshire with his wife and son, Arthur. It was Arthur who came up with the idea for Adventures in Time, after a family trip to the Imperial War Museum. He now serves as the books' chief battle consultant.
History and fiction meld in a spectacular new series retelling
thrilling tales from past eras, all with the benefit of the latest
research. In the launch title, a young boy from Macedonia becomes a
brilliant though flawed leader of men. Sandbrook demonstrates that
the facts don't stand in the way of a good story: they enhance it.
* Financial Times Books of the Year 2021 *
Few plots can rival the real-life dramas played out in the superb Adventures in Time series by the historian Dominic Sandbrook, one of the most exciting new voices in children's non-fiction. * Daily Telegraph *
The brio of the accounts sweep children along on the adventure and introduce them to the way in which history shapes our modern world. * Daily Mail Children's Books of the Year 2021 *