Book an 'Author Experience' for primary schools and adult groups

Debi is an approved WI speaker

There is plenty of educational content woven into 'The Secret Adventures of Rolo'. My aim is to interest readers - both young and adult - in history and nature. The plucky dog witnesses historic events during his time travelling adventures and sometimes plays a part in making things happen!

Aside from adventures in history he saves his beloved dragon tree, witnesses a fierce storm, discovers a secret passageway, rehomes baby badgers, hatches a dragon egg and rescues mythical creatures!

Follow-up creative writing ideas based on the books are freely shared with teachers and a flurry of dynamic fantasy stories are often produced in the classroom after an inspirational author experience.

Book 1 'Athelstan and the Time Tunnel;

English Civil War

Medieval village life

The Fire of Marlborough 1653

The invention of 'Cat's Eyes' 1934

Crop rotation

History of biscuits

Thomas Wolsey

Haxey Hood


The Blitz

Marlborough Castle

Montgolfier brothers' hot air balloon

Book 2 'The Chilvester Passage;

The sinking of The Mary Rose

Prince Llewelyn and Gelert

Smuggling (moonraking)

Theft of the World Cup 1966

Ancient Egypt

Black Death

Space exploration 1960s

X-ray invention

Bronze Age (The Amesbury Archer)

The National Gallery (art)   

Book 3 'The Dragon's Pram';

Canal construction

Iron Age

Sun dial

Magna Carta

Medieval knight

Henry Vlll and the dissolution of the Monasteries

Gunpowder Plot

13th horoscope

Chocolate factory


Willow Pattern plate

Book 4 'Jewel Dog and the Dragons';

Bronze Age settlement at Must Farm

The Christmas truce of 1914 (WW1)

King Alfred of Wessex and the Vikings

The founding of the United Arab Emirates 1971

Montgomery Castle

The Trojan Horse

The Cardiff dragon

Greek Mythology and Aesop's Fables

Mythical creatures including unicorns