David O'Connell

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David O’Connell is a writer and illustrator living in Brighton on the south coast of England. He works mostly in children’s books, particularly humorous picture books and young fiction. His best known books are The Naughtiest Unicorn series, the best-selling How to Grow Up and Feel Amazing (both as illustrator) and The Chocolate Factory Ghost (as writer).

Although he wrote and drew his own stories from a young age, he studied science at A-level, then gained a degree in Biochemistry from the University of Bristol. After a period of work, he returned to academic life, working towards a PhD in Clinical Biochemistry from the University of Cambridge. This was followed by a managerial role in the IT department of the John Lewis Partnership.

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Spring 2021

The last twelve months have been very busy for me, possibly the busiest I’ve had, which makes me feel very lucky considering how tough it’s been for others recently. I think I’m right in saying there will be a total of five books with my name on published in 2021 – a personal record – and I’ve five books still to illustrate before the end of the year, as well as another one to write. And that does

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