Heather Dyer

Heather Dyer is the author of The Boy in the Biscuit Tin, The Girl with the Broken Wing and The Fish in Room 11.

She was born in 1970 in Scotland, spent most of her childhood in Wales, and also lived in Canada in a cabin by a lake. Heather's books are about ordinary children to whom extraordinary things happen.

Girl with the Broken Wing

The twins are in bed when it happens.

They hear a sound like a wet cabbage hitting the wall, then a clattering on the roof tiles, followed a little later by a tapping at the window.

It's a girl with a broken wing – and she's come to stay.

Who is she? Where has she come from? And more importantly, what does she want? The twins have no idea. Perhaps she's their guardian angel?

But would an angel have filthy feet and snore?

Fish in Room 11

Toby lives a lonely life in his pyjamas at the seaside hotel where he was abandoned as a baby. Until the day he's sent down to the beach to look for Cook's lost laundry.

Instead, he finds a pale, thin girl, lying at the water's edge with a long green tail swaying gently in the shallows.

Eliza Flot is a stranded mermaid, and she needs his help. Toby takes to her, and when he meets her noisy parents he practically becomes part of the family. But Toby's new friendship arouses suspicion back at the hotel. And Toby and the Flots must come up with a plan to rescue each other.

Boy in the Biscuit Tin

When Ibby is sent to stay with her aunt, she discovers her two troublesome boy cousins, Francis and Alex, playing with an old box of magic tricks they found in the attic.

Ibby is sure that magic isn't real – until she sees Francis sitting at the bottom of the biscuit tin, magically miniaturised by Alex. After that, nothing is what it seems.

A joyful, quirky tale about real magic and the magic of family life and friendships.