Thursday, 29 November 2012

New Release - the first two Penwinnard Stories

New Release:

The first two Penwinnard Stories
 are now available on Amazon
as eBooks or as paperbacks.

The Penwinnard Stories are set in a privately run Boys' Home in Cornwall. It caters for 24 boys of between 11 and 18 (or until they leave school.)

Ian MacKender is the manager, and likes to boast that he runs the best institution of its type in the whole of the UK and very possibly, the whole of the world. The boys think it's the best as well. It's right next to the beach.

Penwinnard means place of the falcons.
The boys are proud to be falcons. 
(This image with the kind permission of Greta van der Rol.)

 The first two Penwinnard Stories have just been released on Amazon.

Amazon author page:


'Angel No More' is the first of stories.

He calls himself Robert Kelly, known as Bob. They call him the mystery boy.
A boy is discovered walking on a country road. He is injured, exhausted, lost and alone. He refuses to tell what happened to him, and the name he gives matches no records. But he tells a story, a story of routine kidnaps, murders, and abuse. It wasn't him, though - he was never there. ‘Someone’ had told him about it. This is the story of Bob, who would never again be called Angel.

Ian Mackender is the manager of Penwinnard Boys' Home. . He knows his boys, he knows the good and bad of them. He understands them better than they understand themselves. But this new one? He doesn’t understand Bob.

When the story finally breaks, the ramifications will be felt worldwide.

 'You Gotta Have Manners' is the second.

Sid wants a new family and is willing to go to a lot of trouble to find one.
As he says rather too often, 'You Gotta Have Manners.'

A review for 'You Gotta Have Manners'

After reading ‘Angel No More’, I was hoping for more of the same – and I wasn’t disappointed. Although the focus is slightly more on young Sid, who’s desperate for a new adoptive family, there is still plenty of action involving the other boys. We’ve said goodbye to some characters and we meet a few new ones, but as before this is a fly-on-the-wall account of life in a privately-run boys’ home in Cornwall. And it’s beautifully done too, with just the right amount of detail. The author has perfect timing – knowing when to focus in on something specific and when to pull back and give us the wider picture, resulting in a satisfying read. Thoroughly recommended again.  (see on Smashwords) 

The next Penwinnard Story?



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