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Dominic Barker was born in 1966 in Southport only months after England won the World Cup. He studied English at Birmingham University, and subsequently was a stand-up comic with the likes of Frank Skinner and Alan Davies, then a secondary school teacher, before writing his first series for young readers about a teenage detective, Mickey Sharp. Dominic lives in Spain.
'[a] ridiculously enjoyable anti-fairytale ... a witty and engaging treat. I read it in one sitting with a big smile on my face' Becky Stradwick (Borders UK), The Bookseller