Caroline Taggart…has carved out a niche for herself in user-friendly, wittily written
factual books which capture the imagination and quickly find their way to the top of the
bestseller lists. Yorkshire Post
I’ve just counted and discover that I have written – and had published – 22 books since I Used to Know That came out in 2008. That’s an average of approximately one book every four and a half months. No wonder (tactless) friends have suggested that I ‘churn them out’.
I Used to Know That has also appeared in Dutch, German and Spanish; A Classical Education has a Spanish edition too; and I’m told that Her Ladyship’s Guide to the Queen’s English and The Book of English Place Names have been sold to the Chinese. Why? I have no idea. As none of these sales are anything to do with me, I shall continue to shrug off the suggestion that I aiming for world domination. But I have had a lot of fun writing these books, and some people – not just my nearest and dearest – have been kind enough to say they’ve enjoyed reading them. To my surprise, some people have even suggested they’ve learned something, but that is icing on the cake.
Speaking of cake, the book illustrated on this page was published in 2014 by AA Publications and I’ve kept it here because I love the cover so much: the Sunday Times said that on the subject of individual cakes I was ‘engaging, greedy and droll’, which sums up beautifully what I was trying to achieve. Go to the books page to find out more about all these books and more……