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Christopher Awdry
Born 2 July 1940 (1940-07-02) (age 80)
Devizes, United Kingdom
Occupation Author
Nationality British
Education Worksop College
Period 1983–2011
Children Richard Awdry
Parents Wilbert Awdry (father)
Margaret Awdry (mother)

Christopher Vere Awdry (born 2 July 1940) is an English author best known for his contributions to The Railway Series of books featuring Thomas the Tank Engine, which was started by his father, the Rev. W. Awdry. He has also produced children's books based on a number of other railways. He has also written non-fiction articles and books on heritage railways.


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