“I love to learn and to share the excitement of discovery."

Shirley Harrison






Our Library


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winnnie_uk The Life and Times of the Real Winnie-the-Pooh (2011)

In this, the first, biography of the original Winnie-the-Pooh Shirley and Sally follow in his footsteps from the factory in Acton where he was "born" in 1921, to his celebrity life in New York today. It is a bitter-sweet story of Christopher Robin's furry friend who brought turmoil to the family of AA Milne, but who also inspired the affection of grown-ups and children worldwide. ... read more

Buy direct from Pen & Sword Publishers

sylvia Sylvia Pankhurst
- The Rebellious Suffragette (2012 available soon)
- A Crusading Life (2009)
- Citizen of the World (2009)
- A Maverick Life (2004)

A biography of Emmeliine Pankhurst's wayward daughter whose life was devoted to campaigning for the oppressed and underprivileged worldwide... read more

Buy direct from Golden Guides Press

jack The Diary of Jack the Ripper (1993)

A best-seller which ventured into the minefield of the unsolved Ripper killings.
It is based on a Victorian diary that surfaced in Liverpool. Following extensive research, the Word Team believe it was written by James Maybrick (a Liverpool cotton merchant) who claimed to be Jack the Ripper.

After nearly twenty years it has still not been disproved and no evidence has been produced to support the theory that the diary is a fake... read more

Buy direct from John Blake Publishing

or from Amazon

cults Cults - The Battle for God (1990)

Shirley and Sally's journey here, and in America, into the hugely controversial world of religious cults. .. read more

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cancer New Approaches to Cancer (1987)

A personal guide to the reasons why and a quest for alternative treatments for cancer following the loss of Shirley's first husband John.. read more

channel The Channel - The Dividing Link (1986)

An exploration by camper-van along the shores of France and England, seeking the background to their 1,000 year love-hate affair... read more

cider A Taste of Cider (1982)

A book of history, folklore and recipes... read more

fatherchristmas Who is Father Christmas? (1981)

The story behind the grave of St Nicholas in Turkey... read more

From the Archives

Below is a short list of older publications either by Shirley Harrison (and John Harrison) or the Word Team:

Travel guides for Collins
     Welcome to Greece - Shirley and John Harrison
     Welcome to Ireland - Shirley and John Harrison
     Welcome to Austria and Switzerland - Shirley and John Harrison

Local history
     Colourful Characters from Dover Past - published by The Word Team
     Rochester upon Medway - The Tale of a City - published by The Word Team  
     Dickens in Rochester - published by SB Publications
     Southwark:  Who Was Who? - published by London Borough of Southwark

Visitor attractions

 The Word Team has also worked for and contributed to:

     The White Cliffs Experience in Dover
     The Oxford Story
     Living Legend on Jersey
     The script for a film about the Mappa Mundi in Hereford Cathedral

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