By Janet McCarthy
In the 1st of the sequence, the good and the Small (pub. Xlibris 2014), the reader was once brought to a motley team of human characters - a few whom you'll wish as your folks and a few you will remain good clear of - and to their magical acquaintances: dwell backyard Gnomes who're looking to re-establish a operating dating with solid people with the intention to shop Planet Earth.
Meet Archie Prescott - a humble guy with a middle of gold - and his spouse Ann-Marie; Lord Morty Bland and his niece Marjory; the fearsome warrior Yew Gnomes and the clever Blackthorn brothers: Norman, Nigel, Nick and Ned; the seductive, shark-toothed, moat-dwelling Nixie; the Syrian Mulberry Gnomes who lengthy to flee to the mountains; and the mysterious butler, Aillig Greaves.
Jan McCarthy (M.A. Hons Oxon) is the printed writer of either truth and fiction, together with articles for the Birmingham Mail and a sequence on bipolar self-management showing in Pendulum, the journal of the charity Bipolar united kingdom. She is an ex-English instructor with a history that comes with stints in abroad improvement, retail, catering and undefined. She is the co-ordinator of a Birmingham-based writing workforce referred to as enjoyable With A Pen that is within the means of generating its personal anthology of participants' paintings, in addition to a set of brief tales for healing analyzing groups.
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