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The Old Umbrella

Never EVER Open Indoors!


Waking up in a hospital bed with two broken legs was the last thing that teenage misfit, Peter Oddfellow, expected but this was only the beginning!

A strange and enigmatic visitor, a bad-tempered cat, a beautiful Forest Princess and an old umbrella, no good for anything … or was it?

Peter Oddfellow is about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime, where things are rarely as they seem, least of all his own identity.

The Extraordinary Happenings of Peter Oddfellow: The Old Umbrella is a fantasy novel for teenagers and young adults.

340 pages of high adventure and roller coaster page turning action!

Produced and printed right here in the UK.

our biggest adventure yet


13 years in the making

From initial inspiration to final published book took 13 years.

16 Drafts

This adventure took 16 re-writes to get it just right (or should that be 'write')!

A third smaller

Peter Oddfellow was originally 110,000 words in the first draft, but gradually whittled down to 76,000 words by the 16th draft, and yet by going through the book over and over has meant that there's so much more detail in the finished story than when it was first started!

For Young Adults (and their parents too)!

This is a great read for Young Adults and older readers too - just take a look at Callie and her Mum's book reviews below ...

Extraordinary Happenings of Peter Oddfellow: Old Umbrella

Here's what others are saying about this book...

Really Enjoyable  

I really enjoyed this book. It really had me hooked. My favourite character was Bodgcar and I thought it was really funny when he started pulling things out of all his pockets. I’m really looking forward to the next book as it ended too soon. I need to know what happens next!

Callie Hamilton aged 12.

Rating: 5 Stars

Hooked From the First Page

I picked up The Extraordinary Happenings of Peter Oddfellow: The Old Umbrella, as my daughter had left it on the sofa. I read the first page and that was it, I was hooked.

It was addictive from the first page. The book had a brilliant mixture of wit, humour and danger and is a great read. The characters are easy to envisage and are brilliantly written.  In short this book took me 2 days to finish from cover to cover. I couldn't put it down. 

My daughter couldn't put this book down either. She has always been a bit of a book worm and the Harry Potter's and your book are among her favourites! 

Definitely a 5 star read.

Claire (Callie's Mum) age 41¼ 

Rating: 5 Stars

Can't Wait for the Next book!

I generally really loved the whole book altogether, but the suspense and wanting to find out what happens next was what kept me reading on. I can't wait for The Red Leaf to come out!

Weronika age 12

Rating: 5 Stars

I read it in one week! 

I love this book. It is from the imagination purely and exciting and tear brimming. I can't wait for the next one to come out!

Lilian Cerys Eynon aged 12.

Rating: 5 Stars

Amazing Book!

I found this to be a really good descriptive book. My favourite character was Bodgcar, he was a funny character and in the times when every thing seemed hopeless he always had something in his coat that would fix the problem. All the main characters Twics, Eliza, Silver Flame, Mulg, Uncle Freddie and Bodgcar all played an amazing part. There was a lot happening in the story which meant I never got bored and always wanted to read on. The story telling and active plot made it all fit together perfectly. This is one of the best books I've read, by far. Peter is a Harry Potter and Renn K'orr is Voldemort. 

Matthew Sparkes

Rating: 5 Stars

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