The Angel Of Mons Written By Robin Bennett
Ben’s father is in prison and his mum, a former child genius, is barely hanging on to her sanity.
When Ben and his classmates are nearly killed in a coach crash in Belgium, Ben starts to experience flashbacks: visitations to the brutal start of World War 1 and the uncertain world of Corporal Sam Lyle.
Is Ben going mad too, like his mum, or is there another reason why he finds himself in a war zone in 1914? Who is the spectral figure that haunts both the boy and the soldier?
'This is a stunning story: fast moving, fiercely realistic yet engaging with ghosts and an angel. It's alive with native wit and, underpinned by the conflict of courage and cowardice, loyalty and bullying, it's genuinely moving. Very many school groups visit the battlefields of WWI, and Angel of Mons (with its excellent notes at the end) should be essential reading for them all.'
- Kevin Crossley-Holland, Author and President of the School Library Association
Alpha Dad Written By Robin Bennett
How to be a dad, hold down a job and keep a sense of humour whilst you are about it. A month-by-month description of the first year of fatherhood, dealing with everything from family tax credits, changing nappies and what to do with your hands during the birth. An easy to read, humorous book combining helpful advice on what to expect at each stage and what you can do about it. Useful facts and further reading at the end of each chapter.
Fairytales And Other Written By Robin Bennett
Fairy tales for grown ups.
‘Eerie and other-worldly, yet somehow familiar.’
‘charming, funny and, best of all, totally unexpected…’
Buk Written By Robin Bennett Narrated By Imogen Stubbs
Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Alice in Wonderland
A modern re-imagining
Nancy's mother is having a baby and it is making her ill; Nancy's father is angry with her mother because they can't afford the baby; Nancy is angry with everyone.
Then she starts to see things ... things that should only happen in fairytales. Is Buk a sign she is going mad or is he there to save her?
This book explores the alchemy of imagination and the blending of fantasy and reality - themes from the genre of magic realism, aimed specifically at young adults.
‘Alice in Wonderland meets Oscar Wilde - a modern day fable.’
"A truly delightful book that will enthrall listeners. Is Buk Nancy's way of escaping the problems in her family, or is she really, like Alice, discovering a Wonderland? Imogen Stubbs is pitch perfect as narrator. Thoroughly recommended"