James Denison-Pender

Biography

James Denison-Pender is a glass engraver by profession. He was born in London in 1942, and worked there in the computer industry for 12 years before taking up glass engraving as a full time career, becoming a Fellow of the guild of Glass Engravers in 1985. He and his family moved to Cumbria in 1973, and between then and 1989 spent many months in Kenya, particularly at Lake Baringo. He moved to Scotland in 1993 and now lives near Edinburgh. The Tin Boat is his second novel. His first, a children's fantasy called Salima, is available on Amazon.

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Books

Salima
Price: $3.20 USD. Words: 33,370. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
This is a fantasy for children aged 8-12. Jo and her teddy bear have a frightening encounter with a stranger in the woods. That night she is visited by a mysterious and beautiful girl, and this becomes the start of a deep friendship. She is led into a colourful story from an exotic past, a story of the conflict between the love of learning and a harsh religion which still has resonanses today
The Tin Boat
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 91,620. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories, Fiction » Adventure » Travel
The central character of The Tin Boat is a boatload of children, a teenage boy and girl and three younger boys, on Lake Baringo in Kenya in 1982. They become very friendly with members of the Njemps tribe, and these friendships become important to them when they are caught up in the violence of coup attempt against the President. These events draw them into a thrilling and frightening adventure.

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1980s    adventure    africa    ancient kingdom    boats    children    fantasy    fiction    frienship    girls age 7 to 11    history    holy wars    kenya    king    princess    teddy bear    teenagers    tribal