Happy September one and all! In the midst of back-to-school chaos we’ve got two special reads to take you away from the pandemonium, and into both the savanna of Kenya and the mountains of Norway … (more…)
Virginia grew up in Cumbria, where the persistent rain encouraged her to spend many hours reading, writing and developing a pretty intense tea addiction. Eventually, she made a caffeine-fuelled break for the city to read English at Manchester and then on to London where she worked as an actress for fifteen years. Virginia retrained as an English teacher after moving to Kenya – the home of tea – where she is now enjoying a nice sit down and a cup of decaf with her husband and two young children.
London schoolboy Ben is heading for Kenya to meet his Maasai family. But how is an outsider like him going to fit in?
When he meets his cousin Kip, he discovers they share more than he thought – if only Ben can keep up . . .
Together, the boys must survive the African savannah: hunt for food, defend elephants from poachers – and even face the king of the beasts. Does Ben have what it takes to be a twenty-first-century warrior?