The Aintree Tales series of books is about a group of teenagers living in a fictional gated-community in West London, England.
Aintree started out as a social experiment developed by the Marshalls, wealthy ‘do-gooders’ with dreams of creating the ideal environment for young people. In exchange for the benefits of living in 'the nice part of town' and having automatic access to one of the best independent schools in the area, the parents - and by default their offspring - have to sign up to the 'Aintree ethos' of community living.
Each novel focuses on two teenage characters associated with the residence and/or the school.
- Butterfly porcupine (Aintree Tales, Book 1) Published 2011
- Two Versions of the same song (Aintree Tales, Book 2) Published 2012
- Title TBC (Aintree Tales, Book 3) Work in progress
What’s in them?
- Teenage romance - the central plot
- There are always two or three sub-plots focusing on the main protagonists as well as the supporting characters and, being contemporary fiction, issues affecting teenagers living in today's society
- Flawed characters - because no one is perfect