Twelve short stories, ditties and other writings (a penny for each), aimed at the child within us all.
"A Shilling for Them" is a selection of short, modern day fables: new perspectives on traditional themes in a variety of forms and a genre that can only be described as 'philoso-fantasy'. It is a wild and wonderful walk through a landscape of heart-warming, tear-tinged, laughter-filled takes on the big questions of life.
The stories have grown from ideas, cast as seeds to the compost of a mind so disorganised by its own muddled life that it could barely be described as fertile soil. Perfectly cultivated answers were never going to be possible but with a pinch of science here, a grain of philosophy there, a sprinkling of Aesop, a scattering of faith, a smattering of sci-fi, all hoed in with a huge dollop of imagination and a top dressing of humour, who knows what could grow from all that?