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ANTHONY DEW

ANTHONY DEW

Toymaker & writer

 

 

Wrote 6½ books about toy-making including The Complete Rocking Horse Maker; articles in woodworking, marine and aviation magazines, stories.

 

Loves making things (anything from marmalade to a house) but especially toys (for both children and adults); flies; lives in sunny Yorkshire with his new/old wife.

 

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About Anthony Dew

 

Left school at 15, walked away to sea; survived storms, groundings, arrest by Red Guards; jumped ship in Panama; back in England bought leaky old s ailing boat intending to sail round the world; got as far as Southampton.

 

Turned down for dishwasher’s job in a greasy Dover cafe, went to college to study Maths, switched to Art, took to woodcarving.

 

Worked as a joiner, metalwork teacher, seaman (again), postman, woodwork teacher. Finally, rocking-horse designer and maker (which stuck).