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Richard Platt

Richard Platt

Richard is a full-time author, and has written more than 60 (mostly) non-fiction books. Smugglers’ Britain was his first book on a maritime subject, and since then the sea has become a recurring theme: he has since written several books on piracy, men-of-war, and shipwrecks (see below).

Richard has appeared in a Meridian TV series on smuggling, and on the BBC's Inspirational Britain slot, talking about Romney Marsh smugglers. He has also taken part in BBC radio's Kaleidoscope and Word of Mouth, as well as many local radio broadcasts. More recently, Richard worked as a costume consultant for the Disney feature film Pirates of the Caribbean II.

Much of Richard’s writing is for children. Pirate Diary, published in 2001 by Walker Books, was awarded a silver medal in the Smarties Prize, and won a Blue Peter award.

Not all of Richard’s work is aimed at children. He has also written: TV documentary scripts; corporate brochures; advertising copy; restaurant reviews; museum panels; interactive CD-ROMs and general-interest articles on topics as diverse as management and witchcraft.

Richard lives with his wife in Kent, England.

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Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops inFact: Oxford Level 12/13: Pack of 36

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops inFact: Oxford Level 12/13: Pack of 36

Non-fiction to engage children in reading for pleasure

Author Zoë Clarke, Author Deborah Kespert, Author Richard Platt, Author Jane Wood, Author Jo Bourne, Author Simon Mugford, and Series Editor Greg Foot


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978-0-19-837633-0

Pack | 14/01/2016

Price:  £245.00

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Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops inFact: Oxford Level 12/13: Pack of 6

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops inFact: Oxford Level 12/13: Pack of 6

Non-fiction to engage children in reading for pleasure

Author Zoë Clarke, Author Deborah Kespert, Author Richard Platt, Author Jane Wood, Author Jo Bourne, Author Simon Mugford, and Series Editor Greg Foot


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978-0-19-837632-3

Pack | 07/01/2016

Price:  £45.00

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Project X Origins: Dark Red+ Book band, Oxford Level 19: Fears and Frights: Class Pack of 30

Project X Origins: Dark Red+ Book band, Oxford Level 19: Fears and Frights: Class Pack of 30

Effective guided reading starts here!

Author Richard Platt, Author J.A. Henderson, Author Anthony McGowan, Author James Clements, Author Gillian Cross, and Author Sean Callery


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978-0-19-839423-5

Pack | 05/06/2014

Price:  £291.20

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Project X Origins: Dark Red+ Book band, Oxford Level 19: Fears and Frights: Mixed Pack of 5

Project X Origins: Dark Red+ Book band, Oxford Level 19: Fears and Frights: Mixed Pack of 5

Effective guided reading starts here!

Author Richard Platt, Author J.A. Henderson, Author Anthony McGowan, Author James Clements, Author Gillian Cross, and Author Sean Callery


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978-0-19-839422-8

Pack | 05/06/2014

Price:  £49.40

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Would You Believe...in Mexico people picnic at granny's grave?!

Would You Believe...in Mexico people picnic at granny's grave?!: and other dynastic delights

A fun social history of family life through the ages.

Richard Platt


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978-0-19-911985-1

Paperback | 01/04/2010

Price:  £6.99

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Would You Believe... two cyclists invented the aeroplane?!

Would You Believe... two cyclists invented the aeroplane?!: and other transport triumphs.

The next instalment in the popular Would You Believe series, this book is a fascinating journey into the evolution of things in our everyday lives, exploring the social history of transport from early mankind to the methods of transport we might use in the future.

Richard Platt


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978-0-19-911969-1

Paperback | 01/04/2010

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Would You Believe...in 1400, reading could save your life?!

Would You Believe...in 1400, reading could save your life?!: and other academic advantages.

A fascinating journey into the history of education

Richard Platt


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978-0-19-911870-0

Paperback | 02/07/2009

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Would You Believe... a circus horse could count?!

Would You Believe... a circus horse could count?!: and other extraordinary entertainments.

A fascinating journey into the evolution of things in our everyday lives. Would You Believe...A Circus Horse Could Count?! looks at the history of entertainment from around the world.

Richard Platt


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978-0-19-911871-7

Paperback | 02/07/2009

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Would You Believe...cobwebs stop wounds bleeding?

Would You Believe...cobwebs stop wounds bleeding?: and other medical marvels

The Would You Believe... series is a fascinating journey into the evolution of things in our everyday lives; this book looks at the strange history of medical practice around the world

Richard Platt


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978-0-19-911497-9

Paperback | 06/09/2007

Price:  £7.99

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