A Potteries Boy in Wales
by Jean Hayward
Why is Walter having such terrible dreams? Who are the frightening dream people and why do they want to take him away from home? Is he really going mad or can other people see the strange things that he is seeing?
Who are the four Welsh children at the heart of this mysterious tale and what have they to do with Walter’s holiday?
Long hot summer days by the sea: it should have been just an ordinary holiday - if only Walter wasn’t Walter!
Jean Hayward was born, grew up, and worked in the Potteries before leaving for university and a career as an English Lecturer in the English Midlands. Jean is now retired and writes and illustrates nostalgic novels inspired by her hometown and by her father, Walter Hayward, whose fictional childhood adventures form the basis for themes dealing with love and loss, the supernatural, transformation, restoration, and the triumph of kindness and love over frailty or even downright evil. Jean has a horse, a Shetland pony and a cat and enjoys bringing animals and humour into her writing.