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Albert Jack is an English writer and historian who became something of a publishing phenomenon in 2004 when his first book Red Herrings and White Elephants, which explored the origins of well-known phrases in the English language, became a huge international bestseller.
The book was serialised by the Sunday Times for over a year and stayed in the top ten of the UK Sunday Times bestseller list for sixteen months.
His follow up effort, Shaggy Dogs and Black Sheep, was also a best seller and has sold over 250,000 copies since publication in October 2005. It became Penguin Book’s Christmas bestseller.
His hilarious third book, a study of Urban Legends called Phantom Hitchhikers, is also a bestseller and was released in paperback in September 2007.
In the same month Red Herrings and White Elephants was re-released for the first time in paperback and Albert has provided 30% more content for a revised and expanded version that hit the best-seller list once again.
Since then Albert has written seventeen others on subjects ranging between history, politics, religion and war.
Fascinated by discovering the truth behind the world’s great stories, Albert has become an expert in explaining the unexplained, which is great news for conversations and storytellers everywhere.
He is now a veteran of hundreds of live television shows and thousands of radio appearances worldwide. His books have become bestsellers in Great Britain & Europe, America, Canada, South Africa, Australia and translated into many different languages.