Lost in the forest during their geography field trip to Thames Head and Tewksbury Mead in Gloucestershire to find the source of the River Thames, Bertram mysteriously finds himself alone. All is not EXACTLY as it seems. For Bertram Bile is no ordinary, 11year-old boy, Bertram Bile is the LAST WIZARD IN THE WORLD, the last 'norn’, the last existing user of magic. But the River Thames is in grave danger, and only the magical, time-travelling skills of Bertram can save it.
When a milkmaid spots two deadly shrews close to her prized cow, their death is the ONLY thing on her mind. Little does the milkmaid know that the shrews are 11-year-old time travellers Bertram and Molly. What will the milkmaid do to Bertram and Molly if she catches them? Could this be the end of our magical time-travelling duo? Based on the actual British folklore of the 'shrew ash’ long believed to be a cure for a lame cow.
A crying child, an old ash tree, and only a witch with the ability to cure, but at what cost? A Bertram Bile time travel adventure, set at Thames Head, the source of the River Thames, in Gloucestershire, England. Based on a true story.
Whilst visiting Bertram's aunty, a very old and wise witch, Bertram and Molly happen upon a man hanging upside down from a tree. Can the time travelling duo help the man find the answers to the riddles he needs to solve?
During a visit to the witch's tree where his aunty Hester lives, Bertram learns the origins of the REAL source of the River Thames and the story of an evil magician who sought revenge on the King and his sons. Is this the reason why brothers fight?
Thorkell was once the most famous court jester in all the land - best friend to King Aethelstan and the man who rallied the troops before every successful battle. He loved nothing better than warming up a crowd ready to receive the King. Things were a bit more tricky these days, what with him being dead and not as handsome looking as he was before he lost his skin and bones. If only Thorkell could perform for a crowd, just once more, it would mean the world (and the underworld) to him. Is there anything that Bertram and Molly can do to make a jester laugh one more time?
A girl’s brothers have gone missing, a King has cursed his sons, and the nursery nurse has said way too much already. It will take the love of a princess and two time-travelling strangers to save the seven ravens in the castle. If they survive the challenges they face on their way that is.