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THE SLEEPING GARDEN The True Story of Heligan    Read about the creation of  'The Sleeping Garden' here

Hardback Available to pre order via my publisher Mabecron Books and on Amazon 

Unfortunately publication has been delayed due to the cornavirus but is now expected at the beginning of June. 

‘I can no longer live with the ghosts,’ he murmured as he locked the gates for the last time. The Sleeping Garden tells the true story of The Lost Gardens of Heligan, how a beautiful Cornish garden fell into neglect and silence following the outbreak of the Great War and how, in 1990, it was rediscovered and eventually brought back to vibrant and abundant life. The story has been lovingly and imaginatively created by author and illustrator Sarah Hewitt who tells a very human story at the heart of a book filled with all the beauty and colour of Heligan then and now.

The Lost Gardens of Heligan is a multi-award-winning garden attraction, in 2018 it won the Best UK Leisure Attraction by the British Travel Awards, awarded gold at the Cornwall Tourism Awards (Large Visitor Attraction), crowned BBC Countryfile Magazine’s ‘Garden of the Year’, and voted ‘Number 1 Garden in the South West’ by Garden News Magazine. In 2020 the Garden is celebrating 30-years since its discovery and reawakening with many special events taking place throughout the year.


Paperback and Kindle

Come aboard and meet the Cornish Pasty Pirates!

This fun book is full of colourful illustrations with loads to see. Great fun to read with your child.

Read what 'Pirate FM' had to say about The Cornish Pasty Pirates in their brilliant Review:

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CLARA The True Story of Clara the Rhino 

Paperback and Kindle

A wordless picture book to appeal to all ages, 'Clara' tells the true story of a remarkable 18th century rhino, her extraordinary life and adventures. 

Colourful, heartwarming and thought provoking.

Author's note: This title will be republished in a second edition in June 2020


Some of the super reviews from previous customers:

A moving story told through highly-detailed illustrations which capture the feelings beautifully – we notice something new on each reading!

What a charming book this is, and so beautifully illustrated telling the remarkable true story of Clara...delightful.

GRANDAD A story to help children cope positively with bereavement

Paperback and Kindle

Second edition (published April 2020), my most successful and best loved title. 

A magical story about the relationship between Sarah and her Grandad and the happy fun-filled days they share. 

This colourful picture book helps children talk about the loss of a loved one and is a useful tool for parents and teachers when supporting children at such a sensitive time. Bright, highly detailed illustrations.


Author's note: The title is also available in a version entited GRANDPA

Some of the super reviews from previous customers:


Bereavement can be a tricky subject to tackle with children. A great story to read together. Amazing writing and lovely illustrations... my niece loved it, there is so much expression and detail.

The idea of a book to help children understand the concept of losing someone they love is always going to be difficult, but this book uses quite a subtle story to do it and with lovely illustrations. It's not an upsetting story, very much focussing on remembering happy times.

Informed Imagination

The Role of Observation in the Creation of Books for Children


For anyone learning how to create books for children, this study focuses on how the practice of observation can lead to better outcomes.

Learn how observation can help explore exciting ideas, design better pages, create better colour palettes and write more engaging narratives. 

Drawing on the experiences of many well known children's author-illustrators, past and present, this study explores how observational drawing can feed into imagination.

This title will be republished in a second edition in July 2020and will be available in paperback and kindle format.