From tunnels and railways to bridges and ships, Isambard Kingdom Brunel would stop at nothing to realise his amazing engineering ideas. Born at the beginning of the nineteenth century, Brunel had a brilliant brain for design, and never tired of building new and exciting things - the deepest tunnel, the longest bridge, the fastest train. For Brunel, the average and the ordinary were just not good enough. A perfectionist and a control freak, he would stop at nothing to complete a project, even when it meant taking hair-raising risks. Part of The Great Victorians - a newly designed series of entertaining and engaging biographies for children.
This is Book 7 in the Great Victorians Series. See all Great Victorians books here.
Amanda Mitchison is an experienced journalist who has worked for a number of publications including the New Statesman, the Independent Magazine, and the Sunday Telegraph Magazine. Her children's biography of David Livingstone was short-listed for the 2003 Blue Peter Award. Mission Telemark is Amanda's first novel. She lives in Bristol with her husband and twMore about Amanda Mitchison