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Terry Breverton

Author of The Pirate Dictionary

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Terry Breverton was born in Birmingham in 1946 to Welsh parents, and brought up in Wales before attending universities in England. He worked in over twenty countries before moving to acadaemia, lecturing in Milan, Bologna and Wales before escaping into full-time writing. A Fellow of the Institutes of Consulting and of Marketing, he has given the prestigious Bemis Lecture in Lincoln, Massachusetts, and has spoken twice at the National Festival of Wales in America and Canada. He has been awarded the Welsh Books Council's 'Book of the Month' five times.

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Terry Breverton has had a career in international management consultancy, and in strategic management for multinationals. He later was a Senior Lecturer in Marketing and International Business Management at UWIC Business School, Cardiff. He founded Wales Books (Glyndwr Publishing) to counter–balance existing published material on Wales, and to promote Welsh heritage and culture. He also recently founded the Welsh Marketing Forum, and initiated the Barry Booktown and Bookport Projects. He also co–founded Celtitude, responsible for the Cardiff 2005 International Celtic Festival in Cardiff Bay.

Terry has appeared on many television and radio programmes, and spoken across Wales. He has also given talks at the National Festival of Wales in Vancouver and Washington,and has been the main presenter on a History Channel programme filmed in Los Angeles. As well as the many titles listed below, Terry has edited and published a number of other works including Alan Roderick’s The Dragon Entertains: 100 Welsh Stars, Gideon Brough’s Glyndwr’s War, John Humphries’ The Man from the Alamo, Ronald Rees’ Heroic Science and John Humphries’ Gringo Revolutionary: The Amazing Adventures of Caryl ap Rhys Pryce. A full-time writer, he is currently working on a compendium of piracy, a novel about King Arthur and his links with Brittany and Wales, as well as researching the circumstances of the death of Llywelyn II.

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A native of Wales, Terry Breverton is proud of his Welsh ancestry and is actively trying to encourage a resurgence of interest in the Welsh heritage, particularly in younger audiences. Breverton's quest to re-introduce his heritage to not only tourists, but a new generation of Welsh, has prompted him to write a variety of books on everything from important Welsh men and women in history to an encyclopedia on the Welsh from a Welsh point of view.

Mr. Breverton first became interested in pirates while visiting West Wales. There he found a plaque commemorating the birthplace of Black Bart Roberts, considered the most successful pirate of all time. The pirate became the subject of his book Black Bart Roberts: The Greatest Pirate of Them All and sparked his interest for writing on piracy and buccaneers.

In Black Bart Roberts Mr. Breverton presents the true story of a pirate unlike the normal drunken, womanizing, smooth talking swashbucklers seen in the movies. Black Bart Roberts was a teetotaling Christian who was introduced to life at sea at the age of thirteen, and by the age of forty was forced into piracy. Called the “Black Captain” for his dark looks, Black Bart successfully took over four hundred ships and almost brought transatlantic shipping to a standstill. The Pirate Dictionary delves into the nautical language and expressions developed by pirate crews. This book explains the meaning behind such colloquialisms as “hit the deck,” which have been integrated into common-day language. Admiral Henry Morgan: King of the Buccaneers tells the story of this brilliant military tactician and strategist through his greatest conquests and battles.

Mr. Breverton resides in the Vale of Glamorgan and currently lectures at the University of Wales Institute Cardiff Business School in marketing and management. He studied at Manchester, Birmingham, and Lancaster, and had a career in business in consultancy and marketing in multinational companies before returning to the world of academia.

Recently Mr. Breverton was awarded a Helm Fellowship at the University of Indiana. He is the only Welsh author to have more than one book named Wales Book of the Month by the Welsh Books Council.

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