stories and illustration


Books for Children

Riding to Canonbie. poetry for children with black and white illustrations. Hamish Hamilton. 1972

Old Merlaine, poetry for children with black and white illustrations. William Heinemann. 1975.

Parchment House, novel for children with scraperboard illustrations. Methuen. 1989

Twenty-Six Rabbbits Run Riot, picture book. Orchard Books. 1990.

Twenty-Six Rabbits Go Crackers, picture book. Orchard Books 1991.

Dudley Shadow, novel for children. Methuen. 1993.

Pzazz, novel for children with black and white illustrations. Methuen. 1993.

Billy Dipper Braves the Ghosts. Flipper Series. Macmillan.1995.

The Witch-Baby, story for young children. Andersen Press. 1998.

The Berwick Bear & His Fiddle. Serafina Press. 2005

Bear in a Boat in the Borders  (with Jennifer Doherty).  Serafina Press. Press 2008.

Picture Books illustrated for Serafina Press

The Mouse of Gold, by Jennifer Doherty and Gerald Goldin. Serafina Press. 2006.

The Eyemouth Mermaid, by Jennifer Doherty. Serafina Press. 2007.

Secrets of the Smuggler’s House, by Fay Waddell. Serafina Press. 2009.

The Fierce and Gentle Wolf, by Jennifer Doherty and Geraldn Goldin. Serafina Press. 2011.

Awards and Prizes

Short-listed, John Llewellyn Rhys Prize for best first novel by writer under 35. 1964.

Winner of Habitat Christmas Card Design competition, 1984.

Winner of Signal Award for best children’s book of the year, for Parchment House. 1989.

Additional Material

My work has frequently been chosen for Children’s Books of the Year exhibitions and publications, and has been mentioned in various other publications. I have poems in a number of anthologies.  There have been numerous reviews in national newspapers, interviews with the press, on radio and on television. Editions of my books have been published in USA, France, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Holland and Denmark. Recently The Mouse of Gold, which I illustrated for Jennifer Doherty and Geraldn Goldin, has been translated into Arabic and has been published as a dual language edition in Israel.  This will be followed by a similar translation of The Fierce and Gentle Wolf.


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