John served with the 24th Royal Artillery Missile Regiment in Germany, and then transferred to the Royal Military Police, serving in Germany, the Middle East and Hong Kong. Later he worked as Chief Security Officer for the King of Bahrain in the Persian Gulf. Arriving back in England in the early 70s, he sailed and worked on the Grimsby fishing trawlers as a 2nd Engineer, when the Cod Wars with Iceland were at their peak. He has been happily married to his wife June for 35 years, having raised two boys who now have children of their own.
After successful spells as an HGV Class 1 Petroleum Tanker Driver for Burmah Castrol, and Driver Foreman for Q8 Petroleum and successful property developer, he took up writing and illustrating books in his spare time and has so far completed twenty books. He is a canoe and Judo Club instructor.
Color your way around the world with Tim the tiger. The location of different countries is explained as John L. D. Barnett's whimsical character dons clothing appropriate to each country he visits and discovers a few random facts about each place. Presented in a pdf file for you to print out and color in.
Newly married, Sir Friz Bee and his royal bride Princess Bee-Atrice are invited by King Bongo III and Queen Fatty B of Beeswanna in Southern Africa to spend their royal honeymoon in the king's safari lodge in the Limpopo Valley.
Whether they're performing a daring tunnel-collapse rescue or providing the fish for a barbecue, the riverside animals all help each other out. With colorful illustrations to make you smile, there's never a dull moment for these countyside neighbors.
The Queen Bee honours Friz the Bee by making him a Knight of the Realm, which allows him to marry his sweetheart the Princess Bee-Atrice. Soon the whole Bee family and the palace are all a-buzz with preparations for the Royal Wedding day.
Poppy is a little West Highland Terrier in search of a home. Escaping from her cage, she sets off to find the rest of her family, with a little help along the way from woodland creatures, alley cats and a bloodhound sleuth.
Follow the making of bread from field to bakery with this clever book written and amusingly illustrated by John L. D. Barnett. The Clogg family buy wheat from a local farmer, grind it to flour in their windmill and bake and sell the resulting bread. Entertaining and educational.
Here are thirteen eerie tales plus a couple of true encounters, to chill the spine on a gloomy autumn evening. All items are donated and profits from this book, the fourth in the Crimson Cloak charity Anthologies series, go to World Child Cancer, helping children worldwide survive this scariest of diseases. Enjoy!