Christopher Best is an author and composer, working in the South West of England. He has written two novels and several collections of short stories. His music work comprises over fifty compositions for a wide variety of media.
Stumbling upon a mute and paralysed man and realising it to be the twin brother he'd thought was long dead, Daniel George pledges to take him in and nurse him back to health. Desperate to solve the riddle of his shock reappearance, Daniel returns with Alex to South Devon, to the cliffs where he fell as a child. But the truths they uncover there unleash a nightmare that might just never end.
With both her parents gone, Maria’s only companion is an older brother who barely notices her. To escape her loneliness she invents a land of giant frogs, parrots and wise owls – Bramblewood – over which she can reign as queen. But the demands of a deputation of orphaned weasels soon force Maria on a journey of self-discovery that can only end when she returns home to confront her brother. Age 10+
For her ninth birthday Olivia is given a plump brown gerbil in a glass cage. He isn't exactly the pet she'd secretly longed for, but first Olivia must show how responsible she can be. Arriving home from school to find the cage left open, a trail of footprints crossing the table and the gerbil nowhere to be seen, Olivia fears her secret wish can never now come true.
Age 8 and over. Illustrated.
On their perilous drive home from a New Year's Eve celebration, through swirling snow and much the worse for drink, a couple are caught in a near-fatal accident. Out of the blizzard appears a figure to help them. But his story will change their lives forever.