When I was ten I wrote some stories about a girl called Meg Duckworth. Beneath are the characters from Meg's world.

'Meg' appeared as 'Jess' in my children's story The Scrap-work Field. Below are also 'Sylvie' from the same story, 'Grandad' and 'Joe' (who is really called 'Ben') from The Night the Moon Went Out, 'Lucy' from When the Lights Went Out, 'Alice' and 'Grandma' from Grandma's Piano, and the beggar boy from Mr Treschenko the Toymaker, whose real name is 'Jim'.

little people

selected illustrations

readings from the novels



  the book of safe-keeping