Tales From the Land of Forever
Have you ever wondered what would happen if you were suddenly transported from your world into another, with no way of ever getting home again?
Ten year old Sarah George thought her life couldn’t get any worse after the death of her father and being forced to move to the Cornish countryside to live with her dreadful Aunt Maude. But after sneaking into the manor library late one night – despite her aunt’s express instructions to never set foot in there – and stumbling upon an ancient book, Sarah soon discovers that things can indeed get much worse when she is somehow magically transported to the far-off and enchanted Land of Forever.
Stuck in the Inbetween, Sarah must summon all of her courage and keep her wits about her, as she is now forced to set off on an epic quest - with the help of the ragtag but fiercely loyal band of friends she meets along the way - across this fantastical realm to find her way home to the Ordinary world and her family once more.
Our band of intrepid traveler’s encounter many pitfalls in their desperate search for the elusive Bookkeeper, who Sarah is informed is the key to helping her find her way home once more. And they must battle the dark forces of the Silent Forest, escape the clutches of an evil banshee, and survive a brush with the deadly and sinister Watchers, before eventually reaching the Middle Lands and the spectacular golden palace of the Fairy Godfather, where the most powerful sorcerer in the land holds Sarah’s fate entirely in his hands.
Journey across the Land of Forever with Sarah and her friends for a magical, page-turning, action-packed adventure you will never forget.
The Academy - First Year
Being accepted into the English Ballet Theater's Academy of Dance was 11 year old Molly Plum’s dream. But will that dream turn into a nightmare that threatens her chances of ever becoming a ballerina? Enter the hallowed halls of the Academy: a prestigious ballet school steeped in history and rich with tradition, and peek behind the stage door into a world filled with pointe shoes, tutus, friendships, and rivalries.
Our story begins when Molly - a budding ballerina from an impoverished borough of London - auditions for one of the much coveted, but very limited, places at English Ballet Theater’s Junior Academy of Dance. But after a nerve-racking audition at the senior school, and much anxious waiting for the postman, Molly discovers to her delight that she has been accepted into the Academy on a full scholarship.
Despite having to fight tooth and nail with her disagreeable mother, who is under the misguided impression that ballet is a frivolous and silly hobby, for permission to even attend, Molly begins her new life at Howard Hall - a five story, ivy-covered, 250 year old manor house - in the Fall. And despite making an instant enemy in the horribly stuck-up but incredibly talented, Pandora Pemberton, she settles in to life at the Academy, with all of it quirks, rules, and traditions, and takes to her dance classes, pointe lessons, and academic studies like a ballerina to toe shoes.
But will all of her months of hard work, pointe classes, and dedication mean that Molly will be chosen to finally fulfill her dream and perform as Clara in the English Ballet Theatre’s Christmas production of ‘The Nutcracker’? Or will Pandora Pemberton – with the help of her sniveling friend, Araminta Masters, and Pandora’s dreadful snob of a stage mother - see to it that not only are her chances of dancing on stage with one of the finest ballet companies in the world ruined forever, but that her days at the Academy are numbered too?