John Skull

Biography

I was brought up in a home that had no books. My hard-working parents were so involved in keeping a roof over our heads and food on the table that there was no money for books and little time for reading. Sounds a bit like a sketch from "Monty Python", doesn't it?
Fortunately for me , they saw the benefits that a good education can produce and, over the years, I attended four tertiary institutions to gain academic qualifications, the final one being a Ph.D.
I had a period in the British Army ( Intelligence Corps), serving mainly in Europe.
I ran a marathon once – and once was enough!
I taught in 2 Primary schools and specialised in English in three High schools and three uni's.
Publishers in The U.K. , Australia and the U.S.A have been brave enough to publish 14 of my books- all educational - mostly non-fiction, factual stuff. I've also written children's stories, and recently quite a few e-books. I’ve enjoyed it and it's kept me out of mischief!

Books

Boost Your Digital Know-how
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,460. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Biography
The development of digital technology since its inception a little over fifty years ago has been extraordinary , to put it mildly. It is now an integral part of so much of our lives. Where would we be without our computers, televisions, and telephones !
Get With It in Plastics Technology
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,100. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Physics / Polymer
This book is one of the three books in our Technology series. It offers groundwork material on the vast and complex subject of plastics. Plastics have impacted substantially on all our lives during the past hundred years or so. For instance, they have developed into the third-largest manufactory industry in the U.S.A. There would be few, if any , homes and businesses that do not use plastics.
Cuisine in the Japanese Way
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,050. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Japanese
Japan is noted not just for its temples, shrines, Kabuki (dance-drama), tea ceremonies, museums and some of the most advanced, state-of-the-art technologies in the world but also for its unique and distinctive cuisine. It is deservedly famous for its artistic, pains-taking and aesthetically-pleasing presentation of food. Japanese cooks aim to please the eye as well as the palate.
Boy And His Brumby
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,310. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Educational
A chance encounter can sometimes result in a memorable,once-in-a-life-time experience. A middle-aged man and a young boy with completely different appearances, ages, language and cultures meet by chance in a remote location and for a brief times they are good friends. Find out what happens!
Get With It in Metal Technology
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,870. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
This book offers you a basic text in the vast and complex area of Metal Technology that contributes so much to modern life. It is a valuable resource for school students and teachers, apprentices, hobbyists and particularly to students who have English as a second language.
Cuisine in the Italian Way
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,410. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Italian
This book will help you to be be competent, confident , articulate and knowledgeable when using the language of Italian cuisine. Embarrassing mispronunciations? No chance! Your family and friends will be impressed by your language know- how, your fluency - and, of course, the delicious Italian dishes you make.
Cuisine in the French Way
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,700. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Culinary careers
Skills are vital to master cuisine but so is an understanding of the language of cuisine. What words and processes mean and how to say terms correctly (so you don’t make embarrassing mistakes) are also essential. Read this book and become not only skilful but knowledgable in cuisine.
Get With It in Wood Technology
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,730. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Teaching methods & materials / science & technology
Become literate in wood. The book is a rich resource for teachers and students pursuing vocational courses involving wood and for woodwork apprentices and artisans - for all whose work involves wood technology and all who find pleasure and enjoyment through this versatile wonder of nature – wood.
Literacy: Language Development
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 23,540. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Teaching methods & materials / language arts
The ability to use language fluently,creatively and appropriately in formal and informal situations is something that will benefit you enormously throughout your life .This book will improve your language capabilities both in speech and writing. Your literacy will soar.Go for it!
Gublywum
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 950. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2010. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
A fun story for children about two make-believe countries whose people were not the best of friends but who found they had to work together to rid themselves of a fierce dragon that was destroying them. Read how they got rid of the dragon and became friends and even formed one united country- Gublywum.
Choconut Island
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,880. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2010. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
Looahla, a young boy, lives.on an island, where choconut trees grow and produce creamy, yummy choconuts - which all the islanders love. Sadly, the islanders cannot eat the nuts or even go into their fields to work because nearby under the trees lives a horrigristog, which eats people if it catches them. Read the story and find out what Looahla does so he and the islanders can enjoy the choconuts.
Express Yourself in Art Craft & Design
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,670. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Literacy
Become literate in Art, Crafts and Design. Complement your skills. Read with understanding, write with accuracy and speak with confidence: an invaluable resource to all whose work involves art, crafts and design and all who find pleasure and enjoyment in them.

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