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Colin WestColin West was born in 1951 and studied Graphic Design at Wolverhampton Polytechnic, and Illustration at the Royal College of Art, London.

Shortly after graduating in 1975, his first book, a collection of nonsense verse was published.  Since then he has written over sixty more children's books, and aims to continue till he runs out of ideas!

The Times Educational Supplement wrote:

Anarchists unite

Colin West's The Big Book of Nonsense will surely enhance his reputation as one of our most consistently witty children's poets.  This handsome book gathers West's nonsense verse across two decades.

Liberally illustrated in colour by West himself (he produces picture books as well as poetry), this book should be in every teacher's personal library, on hand should an opportunity for five minutes of off-message, anarchic laughter present itself.


Colin lives in Battle, East Sussex, just a stone's throw from the historic battlefield of 1066. He lists his interests as music, art, old buildings, and most of all, collecting other people's books.


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