Hello. Welcome to my website. As a children’s rights lawyer turned writer, I’m hoping that this site will be an informative mix of writing, law and anything else remotely connected to both of those things. Thanks for taking a look.
A Time to Change : A Critical Conversation about Teen Fiction and Human Rights. 25th June 2013. Anglia Ruskin University. Join award winning author Phil Earl and myself to debate the ways fiction can be used to highlight children’s rights. Looking forward to a great event. For more information and to book a place click here.
The Who Cares Trust – I’m really looking forward to providing a legal Q and A slot to young people in care via this brilliant charity. For details of its work click here
Schools - Workshops available on law, rights and writing. Plus Teachers Materials available in relation to the legal and human rights issues raised in Losing Agir. For more info please click here
Plays - My play ‘Simeon,’ highly commended (with only 2 others) in the Salisbury Playhouse, NickHern Books, BBC Writersroom ‘A Play for the Nations Youth.’ Delighted!
‘An inspiring story of how one young person can make a difference. A very good book which will not only greatly increase awareness of human rights and legal issues but will bring a tear to your eye.’ Cherie Booth QC.
Losing Agir is a story of hope and bravery, spanning borders and cultures. Based on true events following the destruction of a mountain village in Turkey, Agir, a 16 year old Kurd, is smuggled into the UK. There, he meets Alice, a 15 year old in care. As their friendship develops and Agir’s terrible story unfolds, Alice must find a way to free Agir from the clutches of a child smuggling operation.
Losing Agir was launched at The Law Society, London on 10th December 2012 in recognition of Human Rights Day.
‘an exciting and touching story, with a real sense of place and authenticity.’ Elizabeth Laird, Author of over 20 children’s books.
‘a 10/10 read.‘ Nayu’s Reading Corner.
‘This novel is fascinating and could become an integral and important part of essential reading for students.‘ Book Angel Booktopia
‘Incredibly pacey and exciting.‘ George Courtauld, Author
Now stocked by AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL click here to buy from Amnesty’s online store
Also available in hardback and on Kindle through Amazon Click here to buy
more about Losing Agir Click here
more about the legal issues raised in the book. Click here