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The series continues - there are still plenty more adventures to come. Where will it all end? Will the twins ever find their parents? And will Uncle Richard finally believe what the children have been telling him? Keep reading to find out what happens next...

The 10th and 11th books in the Shadows from the Past series will be The Shadow of the Witchfinder and The Shadow of the Great Fire. These will be followed by The Shadow of the Shifting Sands.




The county of Essex wasn’t a safe place to be in the mid-seventeenth century, thanks to the presence of a certain Matthew Hopkins, otherwise known as the “Witchfinder General”. The Lancelot twins, their talking cat Max, and friend Charlie, are about to discover just how unsafe it was. Journeying back in time to the year 1646, the young time-travellers are on a special rescue mission, but soon find themselves in great danger. When Jemima is overheard conversing with Max, she is suspected of sorcery and it’s only a matter of time before they fall into the hands of … the Witchfinder.


The year is 1666 and London is still recovering from a deadly plague which has killed many of its inhabitants. To make matters worse, the city streets are buzzing with rumours of foreign spies intent on wreaking further havoc. The king fears what may happen next, but is  unprepared for the disaster about to unfold.


Can three children and a talking cat, visitors from the future, warn him of the tragedy that will engulf the city? And will he believe them? Time-travellers Jemima and Joe Lancelot, their friend Charlie, and Tonkinese cat Max, risk mortal danger as they attempt to alter the course of events.




Miles and miles of nothing but sand; massive dunes like golden mountains stretch as far as the eye can see, and a heat haze shimmers beneath the punishing glare of the desert sun. This is the sight that greets four young travellers from the future when they arrive in the heart of the Rub’ Al Khali desert, otherwise known as the Empty Quarter.

But what has brought them to this inhospitable environment? Only Max the talking Tonkinese cat can answer this, for he has been here before…

And, of course, Max will continue to have the occasional solo mini-adventure. I'm currently working on a new short story, Max's Royal Adventure.

Where will their quest take my young time-travellers next? One thing is for sure - each journey into the past is taking them a step closer to finding what they seek...