'The Night Of The Round Stable' takes classic elements of children's literature and brings them bang up to date. Outraged by plans to build a factory farm on the edge of their town, Johanna and her brother Harry set out to stymie the junk food ...
magnate behind it. They meet the magical but overconfident Mr Phigg, who has his own reasons for helping them - and manage to paper over the cracks in some of his dodgier schemes. Part of the story takes place in the Greyworld we know, part in a more colourful parallel reality. There are hidden doorways, amazing inventions and talking animals, set against an unmistakeably contemporary background of animal welfare, protest marches and corruption - with both thrills and fun as events in the two worlds gradually converge.