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Alan MacDonaldAlan MacDonald was born in Watford and now lives a stone’s throw from the River Trent in Nottingham.  He is married with three children. After several years acting and directing in a travelling theatre company, he turned full time to writing in 1990 since when he has published over sixty books for children and the scripts of many popular children's television series like Horrid Henry and The Tweenies.

Alan is best known for the Dirty Bertie series he writes with illustrator David Roberts for the 6-8 age group, which has over 30 titles under contract, and he is also author of a spin off series, Angela Nicely, a new fiction series coming from Egmont next year called Ask Oscar, and is writer of the picture book PRINCE OF PANTS, illustrated by Sarah McIntyre, which is shortlisted for the Laugh Out Loud (Lollies) Awards 2017 and the Sheffield Book Award.

Illustrated by David Roberts and written by Alan Macdonald

Alan MacDonald Calling all Dirty Bertie fans! Dirty Bertie – the boy with nose-pickingly disgusting habits – is back for another helping of comic chaos! With ever-increasing madcap schemes and crazy capers, Bertie continues to delight his legions of fans who revel in his revolting ways.

Join Bertie in Disco! his 29th adventure as he gets tricked into accompanying Angela Nicely to the school disco, becomes Royston Rich’s slave for the day and cooks up a great escape for Gran and her friends on an ultra-dull trip to the Seaside!

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Alan MacDonald has written over sixty books for children, the most recent of which are: Dirty Bertie Disco!, Stripes, 2017; Angela Nicely Starstruck!, Stripes, 2017;The Prince of Pants, Scholastic, 2016 Superhero School – Thunderbot’s Day of Doom, Bloomsbury, 2016; Superhero School – Curse of the Evil Custard, Bloomsbury 2015; Superhero School Alien Attack!, Bloomsbury, 2015; Dirty Bertie Fame, Stripes, 2016; Dirty Bertie Jackpot, Stripes, 2015; Dirty Bertie Aliens! Stripes, 2015; Angela Nicely Cupcake Wars, Stripes, 2016; Angela Nicely Puppy Love, Stripes, 2015; Angela Nicely Superstar, Stripes, 2014; Superhero School - Revenge of the Green Meanie, Bloomsbury, 2014; Dirty Bertie Rats!, Stripes, 2014; Dirty Bertie Smash!, Stripes, 2014; Angela Nicely Queen Bee, Stripes, 2014; Angela Nicely, Stripes, 2013; Dirty Bertie Zombie!, Stripes, 2013; Dirty Bertie Dinosaur!, Stripes, 2013; Dirty Bertie Toothy!, Stripes 2013; Dirty Bertie Scream!, Stripes, 2012; Dirty Bertie Pirate!, Stripes, 2012; Dirty Bertie Pong!, Stripes, 2012; Booom!, Bloomsbury, 2011; Eughhh! Eyeball Stew, Bloomsbury, 2011; Arrrgh! Slimosaur, Bloomsbury, 2011; Dirty Bertie - Snow! , Stripes Publishing, 2011; Dirty Bertie - Ouch!, Stripes Publishing, 2011; Dirty Bertie - Kiss! , Stripes Publishing, 2011; Dirty Bertie - Loo! , Stripes Publishing, 2010; Oi, Caveboy, Bloomsbury, 2010; Dirty Bertie - Mud!, Stripes Publishing, 2009; Dirty Bertie Germs!, Stripes Publishing, 2009; Trolls on Hols, Bloomsbury, 2008; Goat Pie, Bloomsbury, 2008; Trolls United, Bloomsbury, 2007; Trolls Go Home!, Bloomsbury, 2007; Foreign Rights licensed across all titles including more than fifteen territories for Dirtie Birtie (please enquire with our UK publishers for more details)