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Creake Castle Series  Written By Robin Bennett   Illustrated By Rob Rayevsky

Volume 1 - The Pepper King

​Adventure stories about a remarkable boy, Fred Longshanks, who lives in Creake Castle with his parents and several unruly hedgehogs.

Deep below Creake Castle there lies a secret... 


A ghost story with hidden tunnels to boot. Can Fred solve the mystery of the Pepper King in time to save Creake Castle from being bulldozed? 

Volume 2 - Tobias Brown, Inventor Esquire

Adventure and magic for 7-10 year-olds: Mad inventors, shark submarines and England's deepest lake under Creake Castle. Fred Longshanks is invited to tea in the village by Tobias Brown, Inventor Esquire. Before he knows it, he has embarked on an insane journey to get to the bottom of England's deepest lake in the grounds of his parents home in Creake Castle. What they discover on the journey changes both their lives for ever.

Volume 3 - Miles Byfar And The Christmas Spirit

A festive adventure for 7-10 year-olds: Myles, who lives with his grandparents and does not get to see his parents much, finds out his computer does things that it really shouldn't. Transported to Lapland, he discovers that he's forgotten his slippers and secondly that someone has stolen the Christmas Spirit and Myles has to steal it back. In doing so, he goes on an exciting, sometimes terrifying journey that takes him from England to the perfect beaches of the West Indies, New York in a snowstorm and the Himalayas.