Book 1 – ELVES
(First in a series of nine books)
A few years ago I met Prince Charles by accident and he was talking about there being no meaning to children’s books and that there is nothing tactile anymore to teach or where the meaning of life, lessons and morality can be learned through a book as well as on a screen . I thought about this and came up with nine children’s books, some funny, some dark, all relating to lessons of life and death for children on their growth path will one day face.
In these books we explore fairy folk races, delivering stories to make a child and the parent think. I will go into the emotive subjects of food, self esteem, death, afterlife and the glory of life itself and the beauty of nature. The titles will be introduced by my cartoon invention and friend Rupert the Ravenheart, an assisted guide to Odin and his Vikings.
Volume 1 – What’s Your Poison
Volume 2 – Pishogue, Poisons & Pestilence
What’s Your Poison? The Garden of Hades.
My first book was based on plant poisons and their ability to give or take away life depending on the dose. It delivers a quirky observation on the toxic side of nature together with alluring colour illustrations of our familiar and unfamiliar toxic fauna, represented symbolically in the essence of women. I was fortunate enough to meet the late Dr. Andrew Sharratt then the (Curator of the Ashmoleon Museum in Oxford) to which we became friends. I painted his portrait and he introduced my book.
My other good friend is Iridologist and Herbalist Alan Payne who forwarded the books, so both books were scrutinised.
Book 3 – APHRODISIACS
The Good, Bad & Ugly
This again is a book divided into three sections. An illustrated book based on the sexual debauchery and evil discard and disrespect of animal parts employed for the aphrodisiac trade. I will not deny that some of it is harrowing, while other areas will make you laugh out loud. The first section introduces the history of aphrodisiacs and their employment, methods of use, how their use reaps destruction of our endangered species, through mindless superstition, ignorance and greed. I elaborate on the reality and benefits that can be achieved from aphrodisiacs.