The Watcher and The Friend

Published June 11th

Thirteen-year old Thomas Trelawney thinks he will never get over the death of his sister, Grace. When he is plunged into the parallel world of Georgian Yngerlande and tasked with saving their world from a brutal uprising, using powers he never knew he possessed, he can start to forget and move on.

But who is the secretive hooded girl who arrives to help, leaving a trail of stars and mystery in her wake?

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Rob worked for many years as an English teacher and Deputy Headteacher in London before moving on to train new English teachers and to write fiction. Originally from Teesside, he became familiar with Runswick Bay, the North Yorkshire Moors and the city of York, first as a child, and then as a student. His love of the history and geography of these locations can be seen on every page of “The Watcher and the Friend”, his first book for children.