About the Author
attended Birmingham City University, where he earned a degree in English. Since then, he has worked in education, including 15 years' teaching English in prisons. He currently lives in Rutland, a rural area in the English Midlands with his wife and two young sons. I Wish I Knew That
is his third children's non-fiction books, the previous two being The Boys' Book 3
and The Boys' Book of Adventure
. He is currently working on a series of modern fairy stories for younger children. Marianne Taylor
grew up on the south coast of England, and from an early age developed an interest in science and natural history. She has a BSc in biological psychology from Sheffield University and became a freelance writer and editor in 2007. Since then, she has written several books, mostly on natural history subjects, and lives in Kent, England. Mike Goldsmith, Ph.D.
, studied astrophysics at Keele University, where he earned his PhD, and is a freelance research scientist. He has written several books for children and lives in Teddington in England.