HOUGHTON, Eric. British, b. 1930. Genres: Children's fiction. Career: Full-time writer, 1985-. History teacher, Newham Co. Borough, 1953-64; teacher, Hastings, Sussex, 1965-85. Publications: The White Wall, 1961; They Marched with Spartacus, 1963; Summer Silver, 1963; The Mouse and the Magician, 1970; A Giant Can Do Anything, 1975; (as Hugo Rice) The Remarkable Feat of King Caboodle, 1978; Steps out of Time, 1979; Time-Piece, 1981; Gates of Glass, 1987; Walter's Wand, 1989 (in U.S. as Walter's Magic Wand, 1990); The Backwards Watch, 1991; The Magic Cheese, 1991; Vincent the Invisible, 1993; Rosie and the Robbers, 1996; The Crooked Apple Tree, 1999. Address: 42 Collier Rd, Hastings, Sussex TN34 3JR, England.