Those Kids Next Door: The Battle Begins by Alan Stott
It doesn’t matter where they go or what they do, trouble finds them! They argue. They fight. They are trouble magnets!
So when the pranksters arrive at Budleigh Cottage, in the middle of nowhere, with its five bedrooms, massive garden, pond, woods and no moaning neighbours, they cannot believe their luck.
The nearest house is over two hundred metres away and it is owned by an elderly couple, Arthur and Margaret. But, Arthur and Margaret may have a few tricks of their own with which to fight back. Have those kids next door met their match?
About the author
Alan Stott grew up in Birmingham. He studied at Bishop Lonsdale College, Derby, and Nottingham University to become a teacher with a B Ed degree. He became a Football Association Coach at this time. He taught in Derby, Solihull and inner city Birmingham before going into industry for a few years, later returning as a supply teacher. Following this, he taught in Sutton Coldfield as Head of Maths and PE in a middle school where he helped to introduce ‘Football in the Community’ with Ron Wylie of Aston Villa. As a musician, he can often be seen entertaining audiences all over the country with his wild Oompah Band.
Cover by Terry Cooper