Arrived in time for Easter!

A Pennyworth of Peppermints

A first world war spy story for 7 -11 yr old boys and girls, set in Dorset

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Yesterday I was sent these two reviews which were written by a man who recently purchased some books from Dernier Publishing.

He wrote:-

“I want to be an Airline Pilot”

This was an intriguing and delightful tale of an orphaned family which was written with great compassion. The hero, Shema, and the lady that rescued him, Mama Grace, their fears and emotions were very well portrayed. Again, the story was fast moving and full of local interest.


“The Birthday Shoes”


I greatly enjoyed this. It showed a first hand knowledge of Africa. It was easy to identify with Emily Jane and her growing understanding of the difficult circumstances faced by African children. The growing spiritual perception of her friend, Jenna, was convincing. The twists and turns in the story kept it moving forward at a lively pace.”


I was encouraged to read these comments. I always get a lot of joy when people, (adults as well as children) have enjoyed what I have written.  Don’t forget that books make wonderful Christmas presents!



Special offer!

A double page spread by CLC in the Families First magazine features the first two of the Syding Series at the special price of £5 each – that’s a discount of £1 on each book.


I’ve had a busy week doing the first clean edit on a new book to come out next year for the commemoration of the start of World War One, called, ‘A Pennyworth of Peppermints’, a novel for 8 -14 year old children. I’ve had to do a lot of research as all of my relatives who served in that war died long ago.