The books have mainly been told to Andrew Clover, by Rory Branagan himself, who is now in hiding.
Andrew is a Perrier-nominated comic, and actor, and writer, who once wrote a column Dad Rules, which was on the back page of the Sunday Times Style magazine, and starred as Gary in CBBC’s My Almost Famous Family. He has travelled to theatres and schools around the world, doing a show called The Seven Secrets of Storytelling, in which – as part of his own private dare – he climbs up a ladder, and sticks out his bottom, and pretends to lay a huge egg right on top of the deputy head. To help sell the Rory Branagan books, Andrew has vowed to do fifty free shows. All you need to provide is a hall filled with children, a ladder, and a deputy head.
To get Andrew to visit your school, go to www.authorsabroad.com.
You can also go to his website – www.andrewclover.co.uk – if you want to find games and exercises that will help improve your writing.
The books have been written with much help from Paul ‘The Machete’ McKenzie, who is a TV producer who’s written / created loads of hit TV shows including Hettie Feather, Sadie J, Dani’s House, and My Almost Famous Family (where Andrew had a leading role). A TV show of Rory Branagan is in development.
The Rory books were illustrated by Ralph Lazar.