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Hawton psychiatrist Professor Peter Tyrer releases first children's book Millie & Oscar Go Loco



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A psychiatrist is set to publish a new science book for children.

Professor Peter Tyrer, of Hawton, has written Millie & Oscar Go Loco with youngsters in mind.

Millie and Oscar are ordinary children, but it all changes when they meet Mr Wallatt, an eccentric scientist, who lives down the road.

Author Peter Tyrer (42855944)
Author Peter Tyrer (42855944)

They are introduced to a place of amazing chaos, where giant electromagnets and massive batteries jostle with accumulated debris from his past that he cannot relinquish.

But science is also at work, and Mr Wallatt, with the children, and not a little help from Torpedo, their cat, show that the magnetic force of the North Pole can be changed using his equipment.

Professor Tyrer said: “Every so often an asteroid is expected to collide with the Earth. Each one that goes close is called a PHO (potentially hazardous object) and is an event that is theoretically possible.

Peter Tyrer Millie & Oscar Go Loco (52994830)
Peter Tyrer Millie & Oscar Go Loco (52994830)

“One thing that I was aiming for while writing this book, is to write about science in a very readable way that is ideal for 10–12-year-old children who are just getting interested in the subject.”

Professor Tyrer is Emeritus Professor of Community Psychiatry at Imperial College, London and Consultant in Reconstructive Psychiatry in Lincolnshire.

He has previously published 624 original articles and 41 books, mainly for specialist readers but sometimes for the public.

Millie & Oscar Go Loco, Professor Tyrer’s first book for children, with the main characters based on his own grandchildren, will be released on November 28.



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