Nicholas Allan





Nicholas Allan


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Nicholas Allan is the author/illustrator of over thirty children’s books.

When he was 12 he made a model of a galleon out of a walnut shell which was exhibited at the Royal Academy in London.

He wrote his first novel when he was 14, a story about a murder in a school. He sent it to Macmillan who, although they did not accept it, asked to see his next. Nicholas studied painting at the Slade School of Art. During this time he had his first radio play broadcasted by BBC Radio 4. He then completed an MA in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia.

Nicholas worked as a waiter, three weeks in a publisher’s office, and as a part-time teacher of a life class before he published his first book, The Hefty Fairy (1989). Since then he has been
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Where Willy Went

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The Queen's Knickers

4.13 avg rating — 132 ratings — published 1993 — 7 editions
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Father Christmas Needs a Wee

4.02 avg rating — 119 ratings — published 2009 — 7 editions
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Jesus' Christmas Party

4.43 avg rating — 86 ratings — published 1991 — 10 editions
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Heaven

4.41 avg rating — 39 ratings — published 1996 — 8 editions
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Picasso's Trousers

4.30 avg rating — 30 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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Cinderella's Bum and Other ...

4.03 avg rating — 31 ratings — published 2002 — 3 editions
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The Giant's Loo Roll

3.96 avg rating — 24 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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Jesus' Day Off

4.48 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 1998 — 5 editions
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The Bird

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 1997 — 2 editions
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