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Stuart Taylor

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Blog: http://www.exciting-stories.co.uk/monty

Hi, My name is Stuart Taylor and I write 'The Austin Chronicles' series of children's adventure stories.

The titles available presently are:

Book 1 - Austin
Book 2 - Austin and the Secret of Karnak House
Book 3 - Austin and the Lost Kingdom of Atlantis

The Austin Chronicles are full of computers and mechanical things like cars, motorbikes, and submarines and flying machines and absorbing fantasy-scientific themes. My influences include, Guillermo del Toro, the writer and director of the adult feature film Pan's Labyrinth, C.S. Lewis, and Philip Reeve.

The Austin Chronicles are fast-moving stories with short chapters and cliffhanger endings. Although intended for children, I'm always amazed at how many
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Austin (Children's Books)
4 chapters   —   updated Sep 24, 2012 12:15PM
Description: Often funny but a bit of a tear-jerker in places! Austin is a wreck! He's overgrown with weeds and brambles and lives at the back of Farmer Oats' old barn behind the rickety stone wall. Vole, Hedgehog and the Blackbird family shelter inside him and when the old stone wall collapses and Austin is sent by the greedy farmer to Butcher's scrapyard, the animals are all made homeless and put in terrible danger of being eaten alive by Marmaduke the evil farmyard tomcat. If this wasn't bad enough, when Austin is towed away to be thrown into the Giant Steam Crusher, the baby Blackbird Twins are trapped inside him! Will the farmyard animals find the man in the village who does up old cars to rescue Austin before Marmaduke makes a meal of them? Will Austin and the Blackbird babies be squished inside the crusher's greedy jaws? The rollercoaster twists and turns and humour of this thrilling adventure story make 'Austin' a non-stop, page turner for both kids age 7 to10 (and grown-ups alike)!
Austin and the Secret of Karnak House (Children's Books)
4 chapters   —   updated Sep 24, 2012 11:54AM
Description: This book is the sequel to the first of The Austin Chronicles, "Austin". Intended for readers over nine to adult, this is a classic adventure story set both in the present day and the Second World War. The lavish plot deals with spies, secret-codes, and Austin's career in the British Secret Service as part of a mysterious expedition to be the first nation to find the lost continent of Atlantis and an awesome mystic force known only to the ancient Atlanteans that can both heal and destroy. Though set largely in the present day, the story also glimpses a time where computer development was in its infancy, where mechanical computers look set to prevail, and where the horrific consequences of racial persecution are made real to young readers. Like the first book in the Austin Chronicles, "Austin and the Secret of Karnak House" is an anthropomorphic tale with animal characters whose humorous antics and conversation provide light-hearted contrast to some of the darker human activities in this book.
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Stuart Taylor is starting The Wonder-Book of Aircraft: This is a book I dip in and out of for research purposes. As such I don't have a progress to report as I would if I were reading a novel...
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"I found this kid's steampunk book to be quite enjoyable. It's the third in the series and you will need to read the first two to make heads or tails, but even though I did not do that, I caught the gist of what was happening fairly quickly. There..." Read more of this review »
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I have always had a fascination with the history of computers and this book chronicles in exciting and easy to read terms, the invention and early development of the first electronic digital computer as a universal machine, or Universal Turing Machin ...more
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Stuart Taylor Christine wrote: "Do you have a facebook?"

Hi Christine my FB page is: https://www.facebook.com/stuart.taylo...

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Christine Hatfield Do you have a facebook?


Stuart Taylor Alexis wrote: "Hey, Stuart. Thank you for the invite! Great to meet you, your books look cool!"

Thank you, Alexis. I'm looking forward to looking at your books and reviews, when I've finished writing today too.


Stuart Taylor That's my pleasure, Christine. Thank you for being my friend too! I will be interested check out your books and reviews.


Christine Hatfield Thanks for being my friend


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