James Sutherland was born in Stoke-on-Trent, England, many, many, many years ago. So long ago, in fact, that he can't remember a thing about it. The son of a musician, he moved around lots as a youngster, attending schools in the Isle of Man and Spain before returning to Stoke where he lurked until the age of 18. After gaining a French degree at Bangor University, North Wales, James toiled manfully at a variety of office jobs before making a daring escape through a fire exit, hell-bent on writing silly nonsense full-time. In his spare time, James enjoys hunting for slugs in the garden, chatting with his gold fish and frolicking around the house in his tartan nightie.
James is best known as the writer of the "Norbert" stories, comic tales about the adventures of a dopey old horse and his irritable chum, Colin the Cuckoo.
In addition to the Norbert stories, James has four other titles currently available which are as follows:
Roger the Frog - A spectacularly silly yarn featuring a special cameo appearance from Norbert.
The Tale of the Miserous Mip - A dark, comic tale.
Jimmy Black and the Curse of Poseidon - A funny full-length adventure story.
Frogarty the Witch - FOUR short stories about the world's foulest witch rolled into one book!
"I'm always delighted to hear from any of my readers and will personally respond to any questions you may have - Please visit www.jamessutherlandbooks.com for contact details and all the latest news!
Cheerio for now!"
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Where to buy in print
Norbert to the Rescue!
Norbert the dopey old horse is back with a brand new crazy adventure!
Norbert leads a happy life in Finbar’s field, spending his days munching away on the lush green grass and chatting with Delilah, the pretty pony who lives in the next field. But when his best friend Colin the Cuckoo finds himself a prisoner in the depths of grumpy old Farmer Finbar's house, only Norbert can save the day!
Norbert - The Collection
THREE of Norbert the dopey old horse's crazy adventures rolled into one barmy book!
Norbert's Summer Holiday
Christmas with Norbert
PLUS brand new Bonus Material!
"A Lesson for Norbert"
A short story in which Norbert learns all there is to know about horses!
"Quiz Time with Colin"
Test your knowledge of Norbert's wacky world!
Roger the Frog
(5.00 from 1 review)
Roger the Frog is tired of his life in the pond. Unloved by his parents and bored of eating nothing but flies each day, he ventures out into the Big Wide World in the hope that he might one day be something.
Will Roger find the magnificent new life he has always dreamed of? Or will he discover the hard way that sometimes there is no place like home?
Another silly tale from the writer of Norbert!
Christmas with Norbert
Norbert the fat old horse wonders why he's never received a gift at Christmas time. When his friend Colin the Cuckoo explains the need to send a list to Father Christmas, a wild adventure ensues involving a deadly mission into Farmer Finbar’s house and an unexpected meeting with Father Christmas himself!
Will Norbert finally get his dream Christmas gift?
The THIRD book in the "Norbert" series!
Frogarty the Witch
(4.00 from 1 review)
Hidden away in her little cottage in the woods with only her scrawny cat, Scratch, and her trusty spell book for company, Frogarty the witch is content as long as she has plenty of revolting ingredients for her cauldron.
But when she comes into contact with the modern world, comic mayhem is sure to follow!
FOUR silly stories about the world's FOULEST witch rolled into one beastly book!
Norbert's Summer Holiday
It may be summertime, but in Finbar’s Field, things are far from rosy. Norbert, the fat old cart horse is sad because Colin the Cuckoo, his only friend in the world, is preparing to fly off for the holiday of a lifetime… leaving him behind!
But when Colin’s holiday plans go horribly wrong, only dopey old Norbert to save the day!
The SECOND book in the "Norbert" series!
Norbert, the fat old horse from Farmer Finbar's field has a problem - his teeth are green! Unless something is done, Delilah, the pretty pony in the next paddock will never love him. But how can a horse clean his own teeth? With the help of his best friend Colin the cuckoo, Norbert hatches a plan. Will he win Delilah's heart? Or will it end in disaster?
The first book in the Norbert series!
Jimmy Black and the Curse of Poseidon
Forced to stay at his sinister Grandad Jock's remote farmhouse on the Scottish coast, 11 year-old Jimmy Black is catapulted into a hair-raising adventure beneath the sea in which he must confront a series of terrifying mythological creatures including the gorgon, the kraken and the God of the Sea himself, Poseidon, in order to protect the future of the human race! A fast-paced comic adventure.
The Tale of the Miserous Mip
In the middle of a swamp on a distant island live the Bog Hogs. Interested only in slugs, worms and other swampy snacks, theirs is a happy life. Yet close by, in the dark caverns of Mip Mountain, the dreaded Mip is awakening and she is very, very hungry...
Can anyone save Little Boggy and his Auntie Beryl? And will they make it home in time for supper?
A silly but scary tale for all!
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