Wye Valley Railway Story Vol 1. 1855-1995 records the efforts made to restore 50 miles of Brunel engineered railway linking Gloucester – Ross – Hereford and Ross – Monmouth – Chepstow with modern facilities. Operated by the Great Western Railway it had connected local towns and villages to London via day trips, plus commuting services which enabled economic and social development from the Victorian era to 1965 when Western Region closed the lines for controversial reasons.
After experiencing a lifetime of ups and downs, adventures and misfortunes, Isobel explores the fictional life of a family and its descendants. Covering almost a century of the family's history, her thorough research lends the story an air of authenticity. Many historical facts, places and events are true but used only to enhance the story. Once drawn into the book, characters and episodes are so clearly illustrated that one can easily imagine the traumas and joys that beset the lives of those portrayed.
The Attack of the Invader Space Craft is about a race of humanoid people called 'blobs'. They live in our solar system, amongst the outer planets. Zappy himself is a young blob who lives on (or in) Io. The story opens with Zappy taking delivery of a 'Blue-Pip 300', a sort of space vehicle resembling a small, open-topped car. It has arrived in time for him to travel to Pluto for his Auntie Greeny's birthday party. He sets off from Io, leaving behind his best friend Pads, who is suffering from an illness known as Pop-Spots.