My books

And now I've written a novel. It's a young adult paranormal romance called Witch Way Now?, about a teenager called Anna in the Swinging Sixties who discovers she has some unusual powers. To start with, she uses them to make friends at her new school, and return a few favours, but then she comes to the notice of the local coven... Her parents have secrets they aren't sharing. Eventually she finds herself in London, which everyone says is "where it's at". Should she turn on, tune in and drop out? Her friends range from sensible secretaries to druggy boutique staff to... read it and find out. It's funny. You might like it.


And here's the sequel:

WITCH WAY TO...?

Anna never wanted to be a witch, but she has to protect herself from some old fiends, while wondering if there is more to life than being a temp secretary. She tries stints as a model, and mixes with college students while beating off hell-hounds and wizards.


BOO and HOORAY: EUPHEMISMS AND DYSPHEMISMS
All the lying rhetoric you need to get your party into power, move the working classes out of valuable property (just call it "decanting"), give a nasty thing a nice name, overstate your case and much, much more.



CLICHES: A DICTIONARY OF RECEIVED IDEAS
A collection of bromides, clichés, sayings, nonsense, myths, urban legends and all those factoids that we love to believe in.

Here's a review from Richard P. Bridge: This book is more than the usual list of cliches, which tend to explain the origin and use of a cliché: it gets to the heart of the silly things that we all tend to think from time to time and it helps prevent misleading thoughts and writing.




WHATEVER HAPPENED TO...?
A nostalgic gallop down memory lane, rounding up those fads, fashions and phenomena that have faded from our lives. From acrilan to zircons, plus some long-gone silly ideas and exploded sacred cows.

MOVIE AND TV CLICHES
Situations, plots, dialogue and characters you hoped you'd never see again. Take it with you when you investigate the old dark house. You’re sure to find someone sitting in an armchair who says “Looking for something?”

JOBS YOU NEVER KNEW EXISTED
Thinking of a change of career? Why not retrain as an alligator wrangler or wedding choreographer? Lots of ideas here (not all of them legal, decent, honest or truthful).

Here's a review:  I've had some odd jobs in my time... but I've barely scratched the surface of alternative employment, judging by the contents of Ms Fisher's book! Worth 77p of your hard-earned any time. (Mike Savage)

HOW TO TALK POSH
How do the upper classes really speak? Do they still say "How spiffing, old boy?" Here's your guide to the vocabulary of the best British sets.

Here's a review from Amazon: I chose this book out of curiosity. I found its comedic value more interesting than its value as a serious handbook on how to talk posh.

CLARE, GRAN AND THE SEVEN-LAYER PIE
An illustrated children's book (5-8). It’s the mid-60s and Clare is staying with her Gran, whose cooking is… interesting. She insists on putting in her cakes, bread and jam for the WI baking contest at the local fete. The two of them have a great day watching the Highland dancing and getting their fortunes told. Who will win Best Gateau?









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