When Alan was little he read. And read. And read. At bedtime he'd often continue reading under the covers with a torch. These days he can read as late as he likes but his twin baby girls often have other ideas! Although he might start the day yawning, he soon perks up when he arrives at his favourite job ever—being Editor of The School Magazine. He loves working with the talented team at the School Mag and hearing from readers how much they love the Mag too. Some of his favourite words are: quango; plinth and lugubrious.