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Albert Jack
Albert Jack in Bangkok
Albert Jack in Bangkok
Born (1964-04-24) 24 April 1964 (age 55)
Guildford, Surrey, England
OccupationAuthor, Journalist, Podcaster, Video Maker
EducationThe Winston Churchill School, Woking
GenreHistory, Mystery, Politics, Crime
Notable worksRed Herrings & White Elephants Pop Goes the Weasel, What Caesar did for My Salad, They Laughed at Galileo

Albert Jack is an English writer and historian who achieved notable success in 2004 when his third book, Red Herrings and White Elephants, became an instant bestseller[1].

The book was serialized by The Sunday Times and the Daily Mirror and remained on the Sunday Times Bestseller List[1] for two years. In 2005 Albert signed what would become a 6-year contract with Pearson (Penguin) to write a series of follow up titles.[2]

Pop Goes the Weasel,[3] his study of the dark history of children's nursery rhymes, also became a worldwide bestseller[4] in 2008 and What Caesar did for My Salad[5] followed suit in 2010.[6][7]

Jack's books[8] cover a range of subjects including history, mystery, politics and war and reveals the interesting etymology of words, idioms & phrases, the origins of food, nursery rhymes, pub names, invention and famous mysteries & urban legends.[9]

He is now a veteran of hundreds of live television shows and has made thousands of radio appearances worldwide.[10]

His books have become bestsellers[11] in America, Canada, South Africa, Australia, Great Britain & Europe and translated into many languages[12]

Bibliography[edit | edit source]

  • Red Herrings and White Elephants[1].
  • Phantom Hitchhikers[13]
  • Loch Ness Monsters and Other World Mysteries[14]
  • Pop Goes the Weasel[15]
  • The Old Dog and Duck[16]
  • What Caesar Did for my Salad[5]
  • Black Sheep and Lame Ducks
  • It's a Wonderful Word
  • Money for Old Rope Part 1
  • Money for Old Rope Part 2
  • The Jam: Sounds From the Street[17]
  • Want to be a Writer?
  • New World Order: The Bilderberg Conspiracy and the Last Man in London
  • Rose Versus Thistle
  • They Laughed at Galileo
  • The Greatest Generation - Diary of a 1st & 6th Airborne Paratrooper
  • 9/11 Conspiracy
  • Debt Freedom Program
  • The Slow Death of Europe
  • Blue Moons and Black Markets

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "The Sunday Times Bestsellers". 6 August 2018 – via www.thetimes.co.uk.
  2. "Albert Jack - HuffPost". www.huffingtonpost.com.
  3. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1045841/Why-does-weasel-pop---secret-meaning-best-loved-nursery-rhymes.html
  4. Noel-Tod, Jeremy (5 September 2008). "Review: Pop Goes the Weasel by Albert Jack" – via www.telegraph.co.uk.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Fort, Tom (22 August 2010). "What Caesar Did for My Salad by Albert Jack: review" – via www.telegraph.co.uk.
  6. Noel-Tod, Jeremy (5 September 2008). "Review: Pop Goes the Weasel by Albert Jack" – via www.telegraph.co.uk.
  7. "Spoiler alert.... Humpty Dumpty wasn't an egg! - BBC Ideas".
  8. https://www.thereadinglists.com/albert-jack-reading-list/
  9. "Pop Goes The Weasel by Albert Jack review". www.reviewstream.com.
  11. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/author/albert-jack
  12. "Albert Jack - Z Galileusza też się śmiali - 7000438142 - oficjalne archiwum allegro". archiwum.allegro.pl.
  13. "Nonfiction Book Review: Phantom Hitchhikers and Other Urban Legends: The Strange Stories Behind Tall Tales by Albert Jack. Penguin/Perigee, $14 trade paper (256p) ISBN 978-0-399-16153-7". PublishersWeekly.com.
  14. "Nonfiction Book Review: Loch Ness Monsters and Raining Frogs: The World's Most Puzzling Mysteries Solved by Albert Jack, Author, Sandra Howgate, Illustrator Random House Trade $15 (247p) ISBN 978-0-8129-8005-9".
  15. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1045841/Why-does-weasel-pop---secret-meaning-best-loved-nursery-rhymes.html
  16. "The Old Dog and Duck, By Albert Jack". The Independent. 23 December 2011.
  17. "The Jam News". The Jam Latest News.

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