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In the city of Bubastis in Ancient Egypt, home to the cat goddess Bastet, the search is on for a new Queen Cat to live in the temple: a special cat, the one with the goddess within her. Can young Mew-sheri find the cat who will be the new queen?

This is a Kindle edition of a story that was very popular with teachers and families when it was first published in 1989. With just four short chapters, it’s ideal for reading aloud – or alone.

Kindle edition, January 2017.



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



A story of the English Civil War. In 1644 Alice Newcombe falls in love with a young Royalist soldier billeted on her uncle’s farm. She follows him to the wars, joining the other army women on the baggage train. The road ahead is long and hard. Will there be happiness at its end?

Kindle edition: Walker Books, 2014.

What I'm working on now 

My new historical novel for teens is now with my agent. I’m planning to bring out Kindle e-books of some of my out of print books. THE QUEEN CAT – shown above – is the first. Next up will be a Kindle edition of A LONG WAY HOME.


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