Toymaker & writer

Written 6½ books, mostly about making & restoring rocking-horses. Latest: The Complete Rocking-Horse Maker 2 - comprehansive how-to-do-it manual; AND Making It with Rocking-Horses - an intimate memoir. SEE NEWS.

Also articles in woodworking, marine and aviation magazines, stories (long & short), poems.

Love making things (from marmalade to a house & workshop) but especially toys (for both children and adults). Flies a paraglider and lives in sunny rural Yorkshire with his new/old wife.

Note: Website is being updated (again! Nov 22)

About Anthony Dew

I left home & school at 15; walked away to sea; survived storms, groundings, arrest by Red Guards for insulting Chairman Mao and going adrift in Panama. Back in England bought leaky old sailing boat to sail round the world - got as far as the English Channel.

Turned down for dishwasher’s job in a greasy-spoon cafe (a career low); went to college to study Maths; switched to Art; took up woodcarving.

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