Author(s): Norman Hunter
Welcome to the wonderfully nutty, fabulously entertaining mishaps of Professor Branestawm! Professor Branestawm is madly sane and cleverly dotty. He simply hasn't got the time to think about ordinary things - his head is too full of brilliant ideas and wild inventions. Yet the professor's absent-mindedness means that his devices rarely seem to work as they should...Still one of the immortals of children's literature - Professor Branestawm's adventures continue to amuse generations of young readers.
Ingenious and timelessly hilarious stories, presented in a new hardback edition.
Norman Hunter was born in 1899 in Sydenham, London. After leaving school and finishing what he described as a 'course of all-in wrestling with typewriters', he became an advertising copywriter. He also began, in 1915, giving performances of conjuring, and made over two hundred appearances at Maskelyne and Devants. His first Branestawm book was published in 1933. After the Second World War, Norman Hunter moved to South Africa, where he continued to work in advertising. Conjuring was still one of his spare time occupations. He returned to England in 1969 where he lived near the river at Staines until his death in 1995.