What happens when the everyday meets the surreal, when the adult world of middle England meets the imagination of children? In a series of dark and magical tales, Mick Jackson explores the possibilities, and revives the art of storytelling.
“This is a real treat for fans of surreal literature… All five readers make a splendid job of reflecting the jet-black humour that runs through each story… Strange but superb.” Radio Times
A Rowboat In The Cellar
A homemade rowboat leads an old man from his cellar to a magical cavern for the retired.
A little boy discovers the secret for bringing butterflies back to life.
The Pearce Sisters
The Pearce sisters had been perfectly contented to live hermit-like in a shack on the beach. Until a passing stranger inadvertently makes them review their living arrangements.
When a boy, bored by classwork, idly imagines that an alien spaceship has landed in the park, all hell breaks loose as the news spreads.
Giles and Ginny are wildly wealthy. What could they possibly want for in life? Well – a hermit of course.