News and Events

  • Meet Felicity:
  • Newcurch Pavillion 17th April at 2pm
  • Cowes Fringe Festival – Cowes Library 26th May 7pm
  • Yarmouth West Wight Word Festival 15th July – more details to follow
  • Ventnor Fringe Festival 23rd July 6pm – more details to follow

On the Isle of Wight? Visit Isle of Wight Traders, Holyrood Street in Newport to find all the books and films featured on this website.

THE LIGHTS OF LEICESTER SQUARE – The Golden Years of Cinema 1967 to 1976
‘What is more glamorous than a movie premiere?’ says Michael Grade, Lord Grade of Yarmouth.
See the magic of those golden years of cinema! BBC South Today:
peek inside this magic world
written by Felicity Fair Thompson and illustrated by Carolyn Pavey
Visit see the short promotional film.
Published by Beachy Books 
£7.99  from your favourite book seller

Now his lighthouse is being automated, what will Millie’s Grandpa do? But an automated lighthouse can’t remember how wild big storms can be…
‘A wonderful story full of warmth and drama for all ages with lovely illustrations. Unputdownable and a must for a television production!’ says Michelle Magorian, author of Goodnight Mister Tom
‘Evocative and nostalgic, a tender exploration of family, our ever-changing world and the enduring power of the sea. The perfect book to read snuggled up by the fire with your child or grandchild!’  says Daisy Coulham,  film and TV writer/creator – Deadwater Fell and Granchester. 
‘Like all the best stories for children Grandpa’s Dear Old Girl conveys a valuable message, relevant for kids and adults alike – a little gem – reading it to your children or grandchildren will be a delight,’  says Gill Kaye, Editor of Ingenue Magazine
‘Enhanced with beautiful drawings, Grandpa’s Dear Old Girl is an exciting, fascinating and moving story of lighthouses, their keepers – where they still exist – and the work they do,’  says Writing and Editing Consultant Garry Sutton, whose great grandfather worked for the Irish lighthouse service as an inspector.
‘I was absolutely charmed by this story and felt quite emotional at the end,’ says Lesley Myland secretary of the IOW RNLI Board.
LoveReading4Kids Says
“A story full of drama and excitement, with a special quiet at its heart.”