Return of a favourite character - the first four books in the series are continuous strong sellers Knights and castles always a favourite theme for this age group Very funny stories Hilarious drawings by Tony Ross TV series optioned.
Martyn Beardsley was born, and has spent his life, in Nottingham. A civil servant for many years, he gave it up to concentrate on a writing career. Apart from being a children's author, one of his great passions is history and in 2002 he published a biography of Sir John Franklin, the Arctic explorer. A committed Buddhist, he is interested in reading, sport, keep-fit and yoga. Martyn Beardsley is married with one daughter and a mad dog. Tony Ross is one of the most popular and successful of all children's illustrators, with many picture books to his name as well as line drawings for many fiction titles.
"Martyn Beardsley's useless knight returns...with an armoury of sophisticated, anachronistic jokes, to escort a beastly child to Camelot ... [which] will also tickle adults who read aloud." Sunday Times, 14 Jul 02