London a thousand years from now. The capital sprawls across the whole of England and every last bit of land is taken up by human habitation. Both London and Paris are protected from terrorist and criminal infiltration by an invisible shield and the people live under constant surveillance. Everyone, though, is happy - or seems to be. Lawbreakers are cast out of the shield into the wilderness and are left there to fend for themselves.
Somewhere in the French wilderness, two sixteen-year-old Londoners are about to embark on the task that every boy their age must pass. They couldn’t be more different: Kayleb is clever but puny; Rowan is strong and obstinate. They’ve never been friends - far from it - but they quickly realise that, if they are going to survive the bloody dangers ahead of them, they are going to have to learn to trust each other - and fast!
In 3004, millions of Veenans came to Earth seeking sanctuary. Two years later, resources and food are at critical levels.
The Think Tank Program, used to run the nation, has been corrupted. Commander Conrad Heinz, faces assassination if he does not carry out its cruel orders. All fear being cast out into the wilderness beyond London’s invisible shield.
Kayleb Heinz has become disillusioned with London’s strict rules. Things must change, if we have any chance of surviving. Can Ana Bambi show him the way or will she lead him astray?
Rowan Gellpen, Kayleb’s old school friend, has been charged with murdering two Veenans. He must do his best to survive on the Isle of Wight, an open prison - home to vicious lifers.
10 year old Jack Solar is a waster and lives in the Welsh wilderness. He spends a lot of his time dreaming about getting into London.
Tensions are rising between Londoners and Veenans. Can David, the Veenan leader, make up for all the misery he has brought?
Is this our future? What will become of us all?
One autumn day, six people with troubled pasts, meet at the Chanctonbury Ring, a circle of beech trees on top of an Iron Age hill fort on the northern edge of the South Downs. The Devil whom it is believed lurks within the hill, rather than offer them a bowl of soup, takes it upon himself to grant them their dearest wishes. Sadly, there are consequences for such kindness!
Sarah - after being held hostage in Afghanistan, is traumatised and finding it difficult to cope with daily life.
Evie - has for sixty years carried around with her, the ashes of her lover.
Tom - a widower has had to live with his guilty conscience for far too long.
Michael - an ex-soldier, on the run, has not been well and is sure that his mind is playing the cruelest of tricks on him.
Amy - a shell of what she was, has finally summoned up the courage to stand up to her manipulative boyfriend Ted.
Nabeel - after fleeing from Afghanistan meets Sarah again and believes she owes him her life.
Milly's Magic Quilt 1 The Naughty Princesses and 2 Humbert the Lonely Giant 5+
I really enjoyed creating and illustrating these books and hope that children will enjoy Milly's and Patch’s adventures. As a child, I enjoyed the TV cartoon series ‘Mr Ben’ and loved seeing where the changing room at the fancy dress shop would take him. This was really what inspired me to write these stories.
One night Milly and Patch, her rabbit, discover that Milly's new patchwork quilt is magic. Each square has a story to tell and will take them on an exciting adventure.