Colin Dann

Colin Dann (born 30 August 1943 in Richmond, Surrey) is an English author.[1] He is best known for his The Animals of Farthing Wood series of books, which was subsequently made into an animated series.[2]

Colin Dann
Born (1943-08-30) 30 August 1943
Richmond, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Notable worksThe Animals of Farthing Wood

Dann worked at the publishing firm William Collins, Sons & Co. for thirteen years, and his first novel, The Animals of Farthing Wood, was written during this period. The original cover for this and a dozen others was painted by Portal artist Frances Broomfield.


Farthing Wood series

King of the Vagabonds series

  • King of the Vagabonds (1987)
  • The City Cats (1992)
  • Copycat (1997)

Other books

  • The Ram of Sweetriver (1986)
  • The Beach Dogs (1988)
  • Just Nuffin (1990)
  • A Great Escape (1990)
  • Legacy of Ghosts (1991)
  • Nobody's Dog (1999)

The Lions of Lingmere series

  • Journey to Freedom (1999)
  • Lion Country (2000)
  • Pride of the Plains (2002)


  1. "Dann, Colin: Author". Egmont Books. Archived from the original on 25 November 2009. Retrieved 20 March 2010.
  2. Leapman, Michael (12 December 1992). "BBC children's chief defends use of cartoons". London: Independent. Retrieved 30 January 2011.

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