Colin Dann

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Colin Dann
Born (1943-08-30) 30 August 1943 (age 79)
Richmond, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Occupation Writer
Nationality British
Notable works The Animals of Farthing Wood

Colin Dann (born 1943 in Richmond, Surrey, (now in London)) is an English author.[1] He is best known for his The Animals of Farthing Wood series of books, which was subsequently made into an animated series.[2]

Dann worked at the publishing firm William Collins, Sons & Co. for thirteen years, and his first novel, The Animals of Farthing Wood, was written during this period. The original cover for this and a dozen others was painted by Portal artist Frances Broomfield.


Farthing Wood series

King of the Vagabonds series

  • King of the Vagabonds
  • The City Cats
  • Copycat

Other books

  • Nobody's Dog
  • The Ram of Sweetriver
  • The Beach Dogs (1988)
  • Just Nuffin
  • A Great Escape
  • Legacy of Ghosts

The Lions of Lingmere series

  • Journey to Freedom
  • Lion Country
  • Pride of the Plains


  1. "Dann, Colin: Author". Egmont Books. Retrieved 20 March 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Leapman, Michael (12 December 1992). "BBC children's chief defends use of cartoons". London: Independent. Retrieved 30 January 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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