Bathsheba Books, published by Usborne


I've written three funny, diary-style books from the point of view of a girl called Bathsheba Clarice de Trop. Bathsheba (Bath for short) is as over the top and original as her name.

In the first book, CHIPS, BEANS AND LIMOUSINES: THE FANTASTIC DIARY OF BATHSHEBA CLARICE DE TROP, she starts off being a real show-off, going on about her glamorous life with her celebrity mother. But as you read on, you find out that there are a lot of secrets in Bath's life - and that she's not exactly the person she pretends to be. (Hint: There are really  TWO Bathshebas!) The truth comes out when her long-lost father arrives on the scene. Lots of emotion, comedy and excitement follow, and Bath turns out to be a much nicer person than she seemed at first.

In her second diary, SOCKS, SHOCKS AND SECRETS: THE SPECTACULAR SECOND DIARY OF BATHSHEBA CLARICE DE TROP, Bathsheba leaves her glamorous life behind to live on a London estate with her dad, and go to school for the very first time (she was always home-schooled before). She makes friends and enemies, audtions for the school play - Bath loves acting and wants to be a film star - and gets caught up in a dramatic mystery when the school computers go missing. And yes, there are lots of socks, shocks and secrets in the book.

In the third book, DOUGHNUTS, DREAMS AND DRAMA QUEENS: THE THEATRICAL THIRD DIARY OF BATHSHEBA CLARICE DE TROP,  Bath gets to go on the acting summer camp she's always dreamed of: Dramarama Camp, where stars are born and fame is just a photograph away! But she has no idea how super-starry and scarylicious Dramarama Camp will really turn out to be, what with friends who turn into rivals, an old enemy with the worst dog in the world, and a final show that literally brings the house down.

The books are published by USBORNE in the UK. Click here to see the wonderful web-pages they've made for Bathsheba.

Click here  to find an audio version of CHIPS, BEANS AND LIMOUSINES

Click here for CHIPS, BEANS AND LIMOUSINES in Polish (FRYTKI, FASOLKA I LIMUZYNY!)

Click here for CHIPS,BEANS AND LIMOUSINES in Spanish (South American). Being Spanish, it has double the exclamation marks of the original :-)

I've also just heard that French rights have been sold for all three books - more details when I have them!