HOWARTH, Lesley. British, b. 1952. Genres: Children's fiction, Children's non-fiction. Career: Writer. Worked at market gardens, a pottery, and a home for the elderly. Publications: CHILDREN'S BOOKS: The Flower King, 1993; MapHead, 1994; Weather Eye, 1995; The Pits, 1996; Fort Biscuit, 1996; Maphead Z, 1997; Mister Spaceman, 1999; Paulina, 1999. Address: The Agency, 24 Pottery Lane, Holland Park, London W11 4LZ, England.