Chris d’Lacey: Facts About the Author of The Last Dragon Chronicles

Here are some facts about Chris d’Lacey, author of The Last Dragon Chronicles.

  • Chris d’Lacey was born in Valletta, Malta on 15th December, 1954.
  • He studied biology at the University of York.

  • He didn’t start to write novels until he was 32 years old.
  • Before becoming a full-time author, Chris worked at Leicester University as a research technician.
  • His first children’s novel was called Fly, Cherokee, Fly. It was published in 1998.
  • His bestselling books are the The Last Dragon Chronicles featuring the main character, David Rain.
  • Chris d’Lacey’s favourite book in The Last Dragon Chronicles series is The Fire Within.
  • As a child he really liked the Paddington Bear books by Michael Bond. He also loved The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien.
  • Roald Dahl and Alan Ahlberg are his favouite children’s authors.
  • He loves writing and recording songs. He wanted to be in a band when he was a teenager, but he wasn’t a very good musician and he couldn’t sing very well. Now, he plays ukulele.
  • His favouite sandwich is Lancashire cheese with brown sauce.
  • Chris d’Lacey has published more than 35 books.

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