Troubador Nelson ’n’ Deck and Friends

Released: 01/05/2011

ISBN: 9781848766686

Format: Paperback

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Nelson ’n’ Deck and Friends

How the Adventures Began


Whatever you thought, you’d be totally right, but… Did you also know that it’s a place full of amazing surprises and adventures? If you know the right places to look that is! London is a magical city with big, bright lights and wonderful, historical, places and sights to visit and enjoy all year round. These are the stories about an eleven-year-old boy called Jack and his ten-year-old sister, Keira, who moved to London with their parents and discovered a magical world that only a few lucky people ever get to see and experience.

By chance one day, they met a funny-looking pigeon and a big, red, old, open-topped London Routemaster bus on a visit to the London Transport Museum. It was the beginning of lots of wonderful adventures for them, and along the way they got introduced to many great, new friends in London. Do you want to find out what happened? Okay, then come with me as we join them on their adventures.

I have written another mini story called Beware! Beware of Mr Tyder.

A mini eBook story for children up to 6 years old about a Tickling Spider who loves to sneak up and tickle children when they are not expecting it!

(Fun for all parents / grandparents that love an excuse to TICKLE their children)

* Beware! Beware! of Mr Tyder – will be available shortly as an Apple Fixed Format eBook for Apple Devices – iPads / iPhones / iPods

We bought this book for our grandson, Jayden, and it is really great. Although he is only two years old, we read him the story and he loved the bright, colourful illustrations throughout which kept him interested in the book.

by Mary Kingston

My 9 year old son, Brandon, loves this book and the way it brings everyday recognisable icons such as buses, taxis, pigeons, red phoneboxes and places in London to life in an original,fun and colourful way. When is the next book in the series coming out?

by Keith L

I really enjoyed this book. I liked Nelson the pigeon the best. I had not been to London before I read this book and I have since been with my mummy and daddy who showed me Nelson's Column - which was great. I learned a lot from this book and can't wait for the next book.

by Joe Orrell - aged 7

Our 8-year old daughter, Carys, thought your Nelson 'n' Deck book was Awesome!...whilst giving it two thumbs up! She is now asking us "When are we going to visit London?" Good luck with the book & its many sequels!

by Angie

My 6 year old daughter, Ellie, really enjoyed this first Nelson 'n' Deck book. She loved the bright, colourful pictures and learning about all the different, interesting characters...especially Deck the big, red bus. Although as a family we have only been to London a few times, the book has brought back really good memories of fun days out in the fact we can't wait to go back!

by Ellie's Daddy - Chris Wood

"I like the story about Keira and Jack and Nelson 'n' Deck and the nice pictures too"

by Joseph Ginns aged 5 and a half

This book was great! Not only was the story really interesting, but we learnt lots of things about London, which made us want to go and see them in real life to find out more!! Nelson and Deck were really funny and made us laugh!

by Zachary, Darcy, Bonnie & Harrison

C. M. Gillott

Chris Gillott is the owner of Star789 Limited, a company set up with the aims of making London fun for kids and supporting children’s charities and the fantastic work they do.

The original idea for the Nelson ’n’ Deck and Friends series of books occurred to Chris in late 1999/early 2000. The series is based on the author’s very fond childhood memories of visiting the many wonderful sights of London year round with his parents, grandparents and close family.

Ten years after having the original idea, the author wants to bring the many wonderful events that happen every year in London to life with his Nelson ’n’ Deck and Friends characters and adventure stories. He hopes that children and their parents and grandparents can all enjoy them — at home and while visiting or staying in London.

Chris was born in London at the University College Hospital near Euston. He grew up in Hertfordshire and regularly visited London during his childhood. During his early career he worked for British Telecom (BT) based in London and later in life he lived for a couple of years in Streatham, South London, during which time he worked for a media communications company which had offices near to the Bank of England.

Chris is married and lives with his wife, Michelle, and their three young girls in Northamptonshire. He visits London almost every week as part of his job which is helping companies to deliver their corporate strategies and business goals through Information Technology and Services.

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