Love & Writing

Happy Claude-mas, everybody!

It may still only be October, but my second Christmas book of the year is out today!

Claude’s Christmas Adventure is the story of a big-hearted (and large stomached) French Bulldog called Claude, who is accidentally left behind by his beloved family at Christmas. While his family are battling to get back home to him, Claude sets out on his own adventure – and manages to bring the whole community together in the process.

Or, it’s sort of like Home Alone meets Mog’s Christmas Calamity. Whichever you prefer…


The advance reviews of the book have been stunning, and I’m so grateful to everyone who took the time to read and write about Claude. Also, I want to mention that Avon Books have made the whole package absolutely gorgeous. The book is a smaller hardback, with doggy footprint end papers and beautiful snowflake detailing on the pages. I’m just in love with it! (And, I have to say, it would make a really lovely Christmas present for the readers on your list….)

I’m so proud to see Claude waddling out into the world by himself. I hope you all enjoy reading his adventures as much as I loved writing them.



Meet Claude. He’s a loveable, big-eared, permanently hungry French Bulldog, who loves his humans – the McCawley family of number 11 Maple Drive to be precise.

When Daisy and Oliver McCawley start using new words like, ‘ferry’, ‘chateau’ and ‘France’, Claude realises they won’t be spending this Christmas at home. Only, when he finds himself on the street, as the family car pulls away, Claude realises he is ALONE. And more importantly, he is without all the yummy treats he knows the festive season brings…

Cue the start of Claude’s Christmas Adventure. It all begins with a belly-flop through next door’s catflap, where he finds newly single and craft-a-holic Holly, Jack the ex-army postman, his arch nemesis Perdita the cat … and serious amounts of gingerbread.

Maple Drive’s cutest resident is about to bring the street together for Christmas, in ways no-one could have imagined …

Read It Now!