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Matthew Rumbelow

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I was born in 1973, and grew up in Gretton, a smallish village in north Northamptonshire. As the youngest of four by a sizeable margin, I was generally left to my own devices. From memory, I spent most of my time roaming the countryside, playing computer games or making Airfix kits.
After the usual treadmill of school, exams and university, I moved to London to train as a solicitor; a career that I thought I might enjoy, but ended up mostly hating. Parting company with the legal profession a few years after qualifying (a blessed release both for me and the legal profession), I side-stepped into management consultancy and eventually gravitated towards internal communication. I set up my own consultancy in 2009, which still keeps me busy toda

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The Strange Tales of the Alphabet Children by Matthew Rumbelow
"Beautifully presented, written and illustrated. A true delight to own and read."
The Strange Tales of the Alphabet Children by Matthew Rumbelow
"Magical read with my sons 10 and 12 - who love the sometime gruesome endings! Each tale rollicks along with a satisfying metre and makes for entertaining words to chew your chops around. The vocab is scattered with a refreshingly advanced and colourf" Read more of this review »
The Strange Tales of the Alphabet Children by Matthew Rumbelow
"A beautiful, creepy and clever book. A work of art (well done Deborah) and such deftly woven rhymes. Something to pass down for generations."
The Strange Tales of the Alphabet Children by Matthew Rumbelow
"A collection of lyrical stories about children that through their hobbies, interests or fears, often tend to meet a rather unfortunate end.

Each child's first name, as the title of the book suggests, begins with a letter from the alphabet accompanied" Read more of this review »
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A typically erudite, entertaining and well-written book by one of my favourite authors. Fry manages to inject humour and insight into what could be a dry subject if handled badly. I found myself continually exclaiming as yet another word's origin sud ...more
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