Welcome to the world of Richard Heddington

His photographic images have been used to promote everything from golf clubs to industrial machinery. Photography is one thing he takes seriously.

His writing makes people laugh with his tongue-in-cheek view of modern life. He is currently writing a very funny novel.

His children’s books about a hedgehog in stripy socks are loved by children around the world.



Commercial imagery and art print sales

Henry the Hedgegnome children's books


Henry the Hedgegnome

Available in paperback, Kindle and Apple iBooks.

Online and all good bookshops.


What Where Who Work


Have a laugh


Everyone loves a bedtime story

Why moving house is so stressful.

The stress of moving house. As soon as you mention that you are moving house, someone will tell you about the stress involved. "They say it’s one of the most stressful things you can do,” is the helpful advice you will receive. “They say it’s as stressful as having a...

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Child safety and the danger of the school run.

Child safety and the future of mankind. I have written before about the hardships of life as a grandparent, but with our granddaughter soon to start school, there is a new hurdle to face. And I don’t mean the fact that she knows everything already.   Having run the...

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The way to improve your work (featuring Kanye West).

How to improve your work. There is a line of thought that suggests the way to improve your work is to involve someone else. It might be the use of an editor, or merely getting a second opinion. But, just adding the input of an outsider, even if they are a celebrity,...

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RICHARD HEDDINGTON is a Children’s Author and Photographer based in Devon in the South West of England. He has swum with sharks, great whales and friendly dolphins, although they weren’t very close. In fact, he was in the sea at Lyme Regis, but they were there somewhere.

He is widely travelled, and each year covers a similar distance to that of Michael Palin, usually about 584 million miles. If you need to contact him, now is a good time because in six months time he expects to be on the other side of the sun.

Richard Heddington as GingerThis year he is celebrating his 98th birthday and 40 years as a top selling author. He is neither 98 nor a top selling author (yet), but feels that if he waits until he is, he will be too old to appreciate it.

He is currently grappling with the concept of writing in the third person.