I have written for a number of education publishers and organisations. Below you will find details of my most recent publications.
I wrote the introduction and compiled the glossary for a new affordable school edition of ‘Jane Eyre’ aimed at GCSE students that was published in January 2019. The book is part of the Collins Classroom Classics series.
“At £2.50 this is a bargain-priced book that is an excellent reading copy. The type is clear, the book big enough to be slipped in and out of a bag and the edition is robust enough to last a year’s hard study and wear and tear. The glossary is excellent and believe me there are many words and terms where this useful glossary cuts through and delivers the meaning of the book. An excellent scholar’s edition well worth the price.”
In 2018 I revised the York Notes for ‘The Merchant of Venice’ now suitable for GCSE (9-1). I also wrote the accompanying workbook, online materials and some supporting podcasts.
“Excellent resource with sample answers and questions. Great for revision.”
“Brilliant copy – brand new and a great help with teaching.”
To date I have written or revised a number of York Notes guides: on ‘Frankenstein’ and ‘The Tempest’ for GCSE, and on ‘Pride and Prejudice’ and ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ for A Level. I have also written for the Upgrade English and Core English series for Hodder Education and on a literacy through magazines project for the National Literacy Trust. I have also worked on numerous materials for Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre including the Teachers’ Hub, Staging It! and Shorter Shakespeare.
“I do love this one as it’s been properly updated for the new specifications (AO1 to AO5) so is completely in tune with the actual exams my students will take. I have taught the text several times already so really only wanted a copy to make sure my class were okay with the commentary. However, I have used a number of ideas from it already and no doubt will use more in the coming months. Having another interpretation is always an advantage and I think this has been very thoughtfully written.”