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Stephen Potts is a British author of children’s books, particularly historical adventure novels set at sea.

Potts was born in 1957 in Norwich, England, to an English father then serving in the Royal Navy, and an Irish mother. He started school in northern Scotland, and continued in various parts of England, before entering Corpus Christi College, Cambridge to study medical sciences. He subsequently transferred to Magdalen College, Oxford to study clinical medicine, and while there rowed for Oxford University (Isis) in the 1981 Boat Race.

He continued medical studies in the United States, before returning to London and then Edinburgh to specialise in psychiatry. He works part-time as a Consultant in Liaison Psychiatry in Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, mainly in the emergency department and renal transplant unit.

He took up writing for children in the 1990s, beginning with a loosely connected trilogy collectively known as The Running Tide. The three books cover the period from the mid 19th century to the present day, and are variously set in Britain, Greenland and the Aleutian islands. Described as “good, old-fashioned tales of courage and adventure” (Observer, 2001) they pit child protagonists against the dangers of the ocean and the polar ice, as well as malevolent adults.

His most recent book, Abigail’s Gift, tells intertwined stories of a Highland lass at the time of the Clearances, and a modern schoolgirl troubled by bullying and an overactive imagination.

In March 2007 he was commissioned by Dynamic Entertainment DEH, a Dutch independent film production company, to adapt Philip Pullman’s 1992 novel The Butterfly Tattoo (previously published as The White Mercedes) as a feature film, due for release in 2008.

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Total Books: 22
Operation Hope
2009 - Operation Hope [Fyi] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781842996911
ISBN-10: 1842996916
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Into the Storm
2008 - Into the Storm [Fiction With Stacks of Facts] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781842995167
ISBN-10: 1842995162
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Abigail's Gift
2006 - Abigail's Gift (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781405207621
ISBN-10: 1405207620
Genre: Children's Books
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The Ship Thief
2004 - The Ship Thief (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781405204156
ISBN-10: 140520415X
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult
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Hunting Gumnor
2004 - Hunting Gumnor (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781405204163
ISBN-10: 1405204168
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Compass Murphy
2004 - Compass Murphy (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781405214537
ISBN-10: 1405214538
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Tommy Trouble
2004 - Tommy Trouble (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780749739522
ISBN-10: 0749739525
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Sams Teach Yourself Web Services in 24 Hours
2003 - Sams Teach Yourself Web Services in 24 Hours (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780672325151
ISBN-10: 0672325152
Genres: Business & Money, Computers & Technology
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Java 2 Primer Plus
2002 - Java 2 Primer Plus (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780672324154
ISBN-10: 0672324156
Genre: Computers & Technology
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Java  2 Unleashed
2002 - Java 2 Unleashed (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780672323942
ISBN-10: 067232394X
Genres: Computers & Technology, Substores
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How To Beat The Dog Races
1999 - How to Beat the Dog Races (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780967128207
ISBN-10: 096712820X
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Crash Course in C
1994 - Crash Course in C (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781565299405
ISBN-10: 156529940X
Genre: Computers & Technology
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Under the Mackerel Sky
1992 - Under the Mackerel Sky (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780948868160
ISBN-10: 0948868163
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Case Presentations in Psychiatry
Case Presentations in Psychiatry (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780750615426
ISBN-10: 0750615427
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Up and Down The Valley
Up and Down the Valley (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780948868238
ISBN-10: 0948868236
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Borland C 4 By Example
Borland C 4 By Example (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781565297562
ISBN-10: 1565297563
Genres: Computers & Technology, Reference, Science & Math
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Crash Course in Qbasic
Crash Course in Qbasic (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781565299399
ISBN-10: 1565299396
Genres: Computers & Technology, Reference, Science & Math
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