The Scar Gatherer is a series of seven time-travel adventures for 8 to 12 year olds, spanning seven periods in British history, from Roman times up to the Second World War.
The series has its own dedicated website - www.scargatherer.co.uk - which includes excerpts, timelines, puzzles and much more. Click on each book to find out more there or scroll down here for each book in a (forty word) nutshell, or to buy a signed copy from this website.
#1 In 'The Leopard in the Golden Cage', Joe slips unexpectedly back into Roman times. How will he survive in a world so far removed from his own?
#2 In 'Saving the Unicorn's Horn, Joe is visiting York when he finds himself suddenly in the Viking age. Will he find Lucy here, or will he have to manage alone?
#3 Joe is glad to find himself in Henry VIII's England in 'The Falconer's Quarry', having learnt about Tudors at school. But he soon discovers that a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing.
#4 In 'The Demon in the Embers', Joe realises the Great Fire of London is coming. Then he discovers an even greater threat to England. Is there anything he can do to stop it?
#5 Life in Georgian England seems civilized in 'Slaves for the Isabella'. But Joe soon finds the civility is only skin deep. Can he save the slaves he meets from a terrible fate?
#6 Victorian England is nothing like Joe expected in 'The Shimmer on the Glass'. But photography has arrived: will it prove that Joe has actually been in the past?
#7 Bombs are raining down on Liverpool in 'The Ring from the Ruins'. Will an air raid put an end to Joe's time travelling? Worse, will the lethal force of the Luftwaffe be the end of Lucy herself?