World Book Day 2023

I’ve just enjoyed my first World Book Day school visit for four years!

Many thanks to Ms Grunill and the wonderful Ringstead CE Primary School in Northamptonshire (just 15 miles from Fotheringhay) for inviting me to share my books and the history behind them with Ravens and Falcons classes on Friday.

It was a fabulous welcome from everyone, and how quiet and attentive all the children were (in such fantastic costumes!) as I told them about ‘local lad’ King Richard, and Matthew and his friends’ adventures! I do hope everyone who bought books (or borrows them from the school library) will enjoy them – and tell me what they thought!

Alex Marchant is author of two books telling the story of the real King Richard III for children aged 10+, The Order of the White Boar and The King’s Manand a third in the sequence, King in Waiting, which continues the adventures of the young members of the Order in the following years. A fourth book, Sons of Yorkwas published in June 2022 and offers a ‘plausible theory’ for the fate of the ‘Princes in the Tower’.

Alex is also editor of Grant Me the Carving of My Name and Right Trusty and Well Beloved…, two anthologies of short fiction inspired by King Richard, sold in support of Scoliosis Association UK (SAUK). 

Alex has also published a standalone timeslip novel for readers aged 10+, Time out of Time, relating the adventures of Allie Turner through a doorway into history found under layers of old wallpaper at ancient Priory Farm.

Alex’s books can be found on Amazon at:

My Facebook author page 

My Twitter handle  and Matthew Wansford’s

Instagram: AlexMarchantAuthor



About alexmarchantblog

A Ricardian since a teenager, and following stints as an archaeologist and in publishing, Alex now lives and works in King Richard’s own country, not far from his beloved York and Middleham
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