Dividing my time between homes in South-West France and Abu Dhabi, I live with my husband and our beautiful Tonkinese cat. I spent 20 years as a teacher of French, Latin and Classical studies, before a change of career led me to writing books for children instead.
Shadows from the Past is series of time-travel adventures, featuring 3 children and a rather special Tonkinese cat by the name of Max. I’m currently working on the tenth book in the series, The Shadow of the Witchfinder. Max also has a few solo adventures of his own to accompany the series.
What happens when the feline hero is trapped in the attic one night?
Will he escape the clutches of the Christmas fairy, a regiment of soldiers and three obstreperous French hens in time to enjoy a holiday with his family?
One thingâ€™s for sure, the Twelve Days of Christmas will never seem quite the same again â€¦
the tangle of tinsel and took a few gulps of air. From downstairs, he heard the
distant chimes of Uncle Richardâ€™s grandfather clock and counted as it struck
twelve times. It was midnight.
soldier, glaring at the fairy as he rubbed the sleep from his eyes. â€˜Why have
you woken everyone up? You know the rules, Tinks. Christmas is still months
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