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THE GUNPOWDER PLOT: A Time for Treason 

Eliza and Lucy notice a mysterious stranger in Westminster. They follow him and fear that he is up to no good. But how can they convince their parents of the danger that threatens? And how is Mouser, the kitchen cat, involved?

Published by A&C Black on 11th September 2014. ISBN: 978-1-4729-0847-6. E-book available.



These three linked stories about a miner’s family in the 1930s and 40s have now been published in new editions by Walker Books. Each story features a different child in the family, and the books can be read in any order. Pigeon Summer, which was first published in 1992, was shortlisted for both the Smarties Book Prize and the W H Smith Mind Boggling Books Award.

PIGEON SUMMER : Walker Books, 2nd January 2014. ISBN 978-1-4063-5249-8. e-book available.

NO FRIEND OF MINE : Walker Books, 2nd January 2014. ISBN 978-1-4063-2477-8.  e-book available.

ROOM FOR A STRANGER :  Walker Books, 2nd January 2014. ISBN 978-1-4063-3105-9. e-book available.

More about the Pigeon Summer Trilogy



Jon should never have skipped school with his friend Ryan – never have taken that boat. Now Ryan is in danger – and only Jon can save him. But Jon is scared. The police are knocking on his door. They know he’s lying. Is it too late to tell the truth?

“This story kept me on the edge of my seat.”
Books for Keeps

“Intricately plotted but written with a stylish economy, this gripping novel is perfect for even the most easily distracted reader.”
The Guardian

Published by SilverWood Books, 11 October 2013.
ISBN: paperback 978-1-78132-160-7
ebook 978-1-78132-161-4

What I'm working on now 

I’m researching and planning a new historical novel for Young Adults.


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