Tales I tell my grandchildren

Philip Pullman said, ‘Stories are one of the most ancient and most effective ways of making sense of the world…’

Tales I tell my knock-II-for-website 2grandchildren’  was inspired by my 9 year old granddaughter asking why people were getting into boats to cross the Mediterranean to get to Greece.

It is my contribution to a collection of 25 ‘modern folktales for troubling times’. The other contributors are leading environmentalists and campaigners for social justice.


The collection can be ordered from therealpress.co.uk @ £8.99, or on e-book.

Here the editor, Andrew Simms, explains why we need stories to help us change the world for the better. http://bit.ly/2zmGdVy