"Taboos and Issues" is the latest in the series of photocopiable Teachers' Resource Books. It covers many serious issues which are usually, and quite reasonably, considered unsuitable for inclusion in general coursebooks. It provides the opportunity for adults to discuss controversial issues.
Richard MacAndrew has worked in ELT for over 35 years. He has taught in Finland, Sweden, Malaysia and Great Britain. He has been a freelance writer since 1996, writing a number of readers for the Cambridge English Readers series, as well as a variety of books for other British and American EFL publishers.
Three of his readers (Strong Medicine, Not Above The Law and A Little Trouble in California) have been finalists for the Extensive Reading Foundation's Language Learner Literature Awards; and one (A Little Trouble in Dublin) has won in the Elementary category.
His interests, other than writing, include walking in the Yorkshire Dales, listening to the music of Jerry Garcia, reading numerous detective stories and thrillers, and watching Scotland play rugby - preferably in his favourite city, Edinburgh.