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Sheila Jeffries - Author

About the Author

Sheila Jeffries has been writing since she was young, and penned four children's novels which were published before she left school. Written under her maiden name, Sheila Chapman, in the popular 'pony story' genre of the time, the books continued to sell worldwide until the eighties. After studying at Bath Academy of Art, Sheila spent many happy years teaching in UK schools. She had eight more children's novels published under the name Sheila Haigh, and her most successful book, Little Gymnast, was a bestseller in America. Solomon's Tale breaks new ground in her writing career. It's a book truly from the heart, and though it is fiction it is based on two real cats, Solomon and Jessica, who shared and enriched her life. Sheila lives in Somerset where she enjoys teaching meditation and running workshops for writers.

Featured books by Sheila Jeffries

Born to be Trouble

Born to be Trouble

Author: Sheila Jeffries Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/03/2017

Running away from heartache and scandal, Tessa flees Cornwall to London in search of anonymity and freedom. Sleeping rough, scared and suicidal, she contemplates throwing herself in the river. Then she discovers the Samaritans and a volunteer, Dorothy, who patiently listens as Tessa pours out a lifetime of troubles. Inspired by Dorothy, Tessa tries to turn her life around. And when she meets Paul, she feels she has at last found a soulmate. But Paul is not the man he seems. When a tragedy at home calls Tessa back to the countryside she grew up in, her past and present collide. Can she finally find the strength to fulfil her destiny? And who will be waiting to help her begin her journey?

The Boy with No Boots

The Boy with No Boots

Author: Sheila Jeffries Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/01/2015

Freddie Barcussy knows hardship and pain. His parents Annie and Levi are struggling to make ends meet, both suffering with illness and poverty. Freddie is an outsider at school, misunderstood and angry. They need their luck to change. Unbeknown to his parents, Freddie holds the key to their future. He has a gift, a gift he has told no one about. If he can learn how to overcome his fears, he could use it to change all their lives for ever ...Searching to overcome hardship and prejudice, can Freddie find love and happiness or will mistrust ruin his life? For fans of nostalgic saga, this is a gripping saga from the bestselling author of Solomon's Tale.

Solomon's Tale

Solomon's Tale

Author: Sheila Jeffries Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/11/2013

The story of a little cat who saved a family in crisis. Solomon's story began one stormy night...Found on the doorstep in the middle of a thunderstorm, Solomon enters the King family as a tiny, wet ball of fur. But as his new owner Ellen coaxes him back to life, it becomes clear that he is no ordinary cat. Wise beyond his years, this little black and white kitten becomes the family's protector. As Ellen and her young son deal with abuse, homelessness, and the loss of everything they hold dear, it is Solomon who brings light to the darkest times. Inspiring, moving and heartbreaking, 'Solomon's Tale' is the story of an extraordinary cat who is the most faithful of friends. The perfect read for fans of 'A Street Cat Named Bob'.

Other books by Sheila Jeffries

A Cornish Orphan

A Cornish Orphan

Author: Sheila Jeffries Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2018

A captivating Cornish saga set at the turn of the century, from the bestselling author of The Boy With No Boots and The Girl by the River Following a terrible storm, seven-year-old Lottie is rescued from a shipwreck by local Cornishman, Arnie Lanroska. Her clothing suggests she comes from a wealthy family, but Lottie's back bears the scars of a severe beating, and how she came to be on a cargo ship in the first place remains a mystery . . . Arnie and his wife already have two young children, Matt and Tom, but are desperate to keep Lottie. They decide to foster her, despite outcries from the local community, and though Matt appears hesitant to get close to Lottie, Tom quickly warms to the new sister in his life. But when tragedy strikes the very heart of the Lanroska family, the repercussions could change the lives of everyone close to them . . . A nostalgic and heart-warming family saga, perfect for fans of Katie Flynn and Margaret Dickinson

Born to be Trouble

Born to be Trouble

Author: Sheila Jeffries Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/03/2017

Running away from heartache and scandal, Tessa flees Cornwall to London in search of anonymity and freedom. Sleeping rough, scared and suicidal, she contemplates throwing herself in the river. Then she discovers the Samaritans and a volunteer, Dorothy, who patiently listens as Tessa pours out a lifetime of troubles. Inspired by Dorothy, Tessa tries to turn her life around. And when she meets Paul, she feels she has at last found a soulmate. But Paul is not the man he seems. When a tragedy at home calls Tessa back to the countryside she grew up in, her past and present collide. Can she finally find the strength to fulfil her destiny? And who will be waiting to help her begin her journey?

Timba Comes Home

Timba Comes Home

Author: Sheila Jeffries Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/07/2016

Timba and Vati are named after lions: and two black kittens against the world is the pact they make when they are abandoned in a ditch. But when Timba is eventually found by a young boy, Leroy, he is alone and starving. Leroy has a tough life and that is something Timba can relate to - he finds it impossible not to love the sad little boy and be his friend. Through Leroy Timba also meets Angie, Leroy's teacher, and they forge a special bond - Angie will help him find Vati, whatever it takes. Can these two black kittens find their way back to each other, and use their cat power to heal the lives of the people they love?

The Girl By The River

The Girl By The River

Author: Sheila Jeffries Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/02/2016

Moments after she is born, Tessa Barcussy is branded as 'trouble'. On the same day, her father Freddie encounters a Romany Gypsy who makes a chilling prediction about Tessa's destiny. Freddie finds it so disturbing that he writes it down and hides it in a sealed envelope - never to be opened, he hopes. Yet the gypsy's words haunt him as he bonds with his new baby daughter. Hyper-sensitive and rebellious, Tessa grows up a misfit, difficult to handle and disruptive. Freddie and his wife Kate struggle to raise this challenging child and nurture her creative gifts. Tessa feels that her path to happiness is chequered, growing up in the shadow of her sister, golden-child Lucy, and hiding a dark secret from everyone? Will the words of the Romany Gypsy come true? Or will they empower Tessa to finally become the person she was born to be?

Solomon's Kitten

Solomon's Kitten

Author: Sheila Jeffries Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2015

'This is a special kitten. She has come to heal.' Moments after she is born, tiny kitten Tallulah, with her bright eyes and silver and white fur edged with gold, is whisked away from her father Solomon and dumped in the hedge like rubbish. After a tough start to life, neglected and abandoned, Tallulah eventually finds a new home with the Lee family and forms a special bond with their daughter Tammy. But Tammy has a terrible secret and Tallulah must do all in her power to keep the family safe. Moving, uplifting and inspiring, Solomon's Kittenis the story of a cat who heals a family, and explores the true gift an animal can bring to our lives.

The Boy with No Boots

The Boy with No Boots

Author: Sheila Jeffries Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/01/2015

Freddie Barcussy knows hardship and pain. His parents Annie and Levi are struggling to make ends meet, both suffering with illness and poverty. Freddie is an outsider at school, misunderstood and angry. They need their luck to change. Unbeknown to his parents, Freddie holds the key to their future. He has a gift, a gift he has told no one about. If he can learn how to overcome his fears, he could use it to change all their lives for ever ...Searching to overcome hardship and prejudice, can Freddie find love and happiness or will mistrust ruin his life? For fans of nostalgic saga, this is a gripping saga from the bestselling author of Solomon's Tale.

Solomon's Kitten

Solomon's Kitten

Author: Sheila Jeffries Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2014

'This is a special kitten. She has come to heal.' Moments after she is born, tiny kitten Tallulah, with her bright eyes and silver and white fur edged with gold, is whisked away from her father Solomon and dumped in the hedge like rubbish. After a tough start to life, neglected and abandoned, Tallulah eventually finds a new home with the Lee family and forms a special bond with their daughter Tammy. But Tammy has a terrible secret and Tallulah must do all in her power to keep the family safe. Moving, uplifting and inspiring, Solomon's Kittenis the story of a cat who heals a family, and explores the true gift an animal can bring to our lives.

Solomon's Tale

Solomon's Tale

Author: Sheila Jeffries Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/06/2014

The story of a little cat who saved a family in crisis. Solomon's story began one stormy night... Found on the doorstep in the middle of a thunderstorm, Solomon enters the King family as a tiny, wet ball of fur. But as his new owner Ellen coaxes him back to life, it becomes clear that he is no ordinary cat. Wise beyond his years, this little black and white kitten becomes the family's protector. As Ellen and her young son deal with abuse, homelessness, and the loss of everything they hold dear, it is Solomon who brings light to the darkest times. Inspiring, moving and heartbreaking, `Solomon's Tale' is the story of an extraordinary cat who is the most faithful of friends. The perfect read for fans of `A Street Cat Named Bob'.

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