My name is Barry Ablett and I love illustrating fiction and non-fiction books for children.

My drawings have appeared in over fifty book titles in the UK and around the world and include illustrated adaptations of Charles Dickens novels, poetry books and educational books on London, William Shakespeare, ancient history, castles and famous buildings.

I also enjoy listening to 6 Music, following the ups and downs of the England men and women's cricket teams and exploring new places with my wife and sons.