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Name  Phil Carradice

Role  Writer
Phil Carradice Author Phil Carradice on how hes bringing history to life Wales

Books  The Black Chair, Hannah Goes to War, First World War in the Air, The bosun's secret, Pembroke Dock Through

Phil Carradice (born 1947), is a Welsh writer and broadcaster.


Carradice was born in Pembroke Dock. He was educated at Cardiff College of Education and Cardiff University, and became a teacher and social worker. After several years as head of Headlands Special School in Penarth, near Cardiff, he retired from the teaching profession to become a full-time writer. He hosts a history series on BBC Radio Wales entitled The Past Master.

Carradice is a prolific public speaker and travels extensively in the course of his work.


  • Hour of the Wolf (1985)
  • Children's

  • The Bosun's Secret (2000)
  • The Pirates of Thorn Island (2001)
  • Hannah Goes to War (2005)
  • Black Bart's Treasure (2007)
  • The Wild West Story (2013)
  • Non-fiction

  • Failures of System (1976)
  • The Last Invasion (1992)
  • The Write Way (1996)
  • Welsh Islands (1997)
  • Shooting the Sacred Cows (1998)
  • Exploring the Pembrokeshire Coast (2002)
  • Wales at War (2005)
  • Coming Home: Wales After the War (2005)
  • A Town Built to Build Ships - A History of Pembroke Dock (2006)
  • Life Choices (2006)
  • People’s Poetry of the Great War (Cecil Woolf, 2007)
  • The Black Chair (2008)
  • People’s Poetry of World War Two (Cecil Woolf, 2009)
  • The First World War in the Air (Amberley, 2012)
  • 1914:the First World War at Sea in Photographs (Amberley, 2014)
  • Poetry

  • Cautionary Tale (1998)
  • Ghostly Riders (2002)
  • References

    Phil Carradice Wikipedia