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A whimsical tail for children and cat-lovers of all ages
An enthralling history from one of Britain’s all-time champion ice-dancers
Henry Wowler & the Mirror-Cat

ISBN: 978-0-9928514-2-2

Paperback, 62 pages, b & w illustrations, RRP £6.99

Available from: YPD Books, Amazon UK, and by order from any High Street or independent bookshop.

UK Customers Only: order signed 1st editions direct from the author at for £6.99 inclusive

Giant mice, miniature Oomans, school-kits and VIP (Very Important Pedigree) cats – share Henry Wowler’s strange adventures in Mirror-world with his friend MC and you’ll meet them all in this quirky and humorous tale, brought to life by internationally-renowned artist Janet Flynn’s superb line drawings.

Anyone who has been owned by a cat will recognise much of their behaviour in the adventures – charming, funny, and a little sinister, as all good stories should be – of Henry Wowler Gingerson the First, Dread of Night and expert rodent-slayer, as his true magnificent identity is revealed’ – Maev Kennedy, arts journalist and co-author of Bones of a King

Around the Ice in Eighty Years

ISBN: 978-0-9928514-3-9

Paperback, 208 pages, 37 b & w photos, RRP £9.99

Available from: YPD Books, Amazon UK, and by order from any High Street or independent bookshop

Courtney Jones shot to fame in the late 1950s by winning the British, European and World Ice Dance Championships with his June Markham, then retaining all three titles with a new partner, Doreen Denny, until their retirement in1961 – an unprecedented feat in ice-dancing. Courtney also enjoyed a long, distinguished career as an international skating judge, referee, and fashion designer responsible for the British Team uniforms for the 1984 Winter Olympics, and some of Torvill and Dean’s most iconic costumes. Illustrated with many previously unpublished photographs and featuring contributions from skating stars Robin Cousins, Christopher Dean and Jayne Torvill, this absorbing book will delight skating fans and general readers alike.

Whilst Courtney Jones’ skating career is etched with gold medals, his career away from the ice makes a fascinating and engaging read’ – Robin Cousins, MBE, President of British Ice Skating

The spoon used to dye the purple cloth for Torvill & Dean’s ‘Bolero’ costumes

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