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The Thomas the Tank Engine Man: The Life of Reverend W Awdry

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    Brian Sibley(Author)

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The Reverend W Awdry was a devoted pastor and family man, who adored trains. He started to tell stories about Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends, in order to entertain his son Christopher. Those stories have gone on to entertain generations of children around the world.
Awdry was a man of courage, who believed that you should live by certain rules. He built his imaginary world on the island of Sodor on these rules, and showed how those who transgressed them would always be 'punished, but never scrapped', as he said.
A convinced pacifist, he was thrown out of one curacy and denied another during the Second World War, because of his beliefs. Never afraid to fight for what he thought was right, he argued with his publishers and his illustrators, demanding the best for his favourite creations - the trains and their friends.

With a foreword by Gyles Brandreth

"The Thomas the Tank Engine Man, Brian Sibley's biography of the Reverend W. Awdry is back on the rails again in a revised and updated edition. Sibley understands children's writers better than any biographer I know. With this book, you are definitely on the right track. So, climb aboard. And -'Tickets please!'" --Gyles Brandreth --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Book details

  • PDF | 384 pages
  • Brian Sibley(Author)
  • Lion Books; New updated edition (15 May 2015)
  • English
  • 10
  • Biography

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  • By Kellie Kiernan on 2 June 2017

    Nice book (for adults) about the Thomas the tank engine author - interesting biography

  • By J Bak on 22 March 2017

    This is a great autobiography, such a lot of information and background to the Thomas books.

  • By MSC on 9 March 2017

    A superb read especially if you have enjoyed the Thomas books and videos (at least those narrated by Ringo Starr).

  • By Jed Thompson on 2 April 2017

    I find the book very interesting to read and to see how it all get started to Leanne the history of Thomas the tank engine

  • By Eileen on 31 July 2015

    Thomas the Tank Engine stories were my son's favourites.The simple tales were evocative of a much simpler time and the Rev. W. Awdry captured this beautifully.Rev. Awdry came from a large ecclesiastical family and when he entered the church after years abroad, he married and eventually came back to England.They had a child, Christopher and when he wasn't well one day Awdry devised some little rhymes with illustrations to entertain him.So began Thomas and his friends, not forgetting the Fat Controller.For anyone who enjoyed Thomas when younger or even now enjoys reading the stories to their children, this book is a very interesting documentary about the life of the Rev. W. Awdry.This digital copy was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest. unbiased review.

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