General Fiction, Full Books, Children's Books

By Chris Tinniswood

Publisher : Histrionic Downs

ABOUT Chris Tinniswood

Chris Tinniswood
Chris Tinniswood is a writer, illustrator, designer & musician, but not all at the same time. He lives in Kent, UK with his wife & children.



A dormouse utters a mysterious prophecy. An ancient tree receives strange visitors. Rumours abound. Change is in the air. This is the age of... NOSTRADORMOUSE.

A fantasy tale for all ages, Nostradormouse is the story of a mouse with a gift, and the journey he undertakes for the sake of the world in which he lives. Join Nostradormouse and his friends on this incredible adventure, and witness a legend in the making!

All royalties from the sale of this book will benefit The BBC Children in Need Appeal, a company limited by guarantee (charity number 802052 in England & Wales and SC039557 in Scotland). It can be bought from Amazon,, and Barnes and Noble. Nostradormouse is the first in a series of books about The Great Woods and its inhabitants. The idea came from a Yuletide conversation about a book I had been given as a present. The book was about Nostradamus, a french Prophet and Healer who lived in the sixteenth century. I had drunk a measure of punch at the time, so my tongue was a little more relaxed than usual, and instead of saying Nostradamus, I said Nostradormouse. After that, it was inevitable that a book would follow! When writing Nostradormouse, I tried to evoke an atmosphere similar to that of Wind in the Willows, especially Chapter Seven: The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, where Ratty and Mole meet the god, Pan. The idea that a god from greek mythology could play a part in a children's story about animals, inspired me to carry the idea a step further. Why not combine my story with some ancient myths? Enter the Salmon of Wisdom and Yggdrasil, the World Tree.

Praise for Nostradormouse:

“WOW... I adore this... 
wonderfully magical storytelling...”

Miranda Dickinson, Author of ‘Fairytale of New York’

“Fantastically comic, fantastically under-stated, 
eat your heart out Pratchett and Adams.”

Andrew Wright, Author of ‘Sanctuary’s Loss’

“Nostradormouse rocks!”

Jeff Blackmer, Author of ‘Sojourn’

“An enchanting and magical story...very, very clever...
I think you might have a little gem here.”

Debbie White, author of ‘Tango Man’