The Darker Side of Wight is a collection of twelve spine chilling stories from the pen of Peter J Murray, set in his favourite location, the Isle of Wight; or as Peter would say, ‘The Isle of Fright’! The island’s diverse local history combined with myth and legend provide an ideal recipe for Peter’s vivid imagination.
In an age where it is becoming increasingly difficult to engage children in reading a book, The Darker Side of Wight is guaranteed to arouse their curiosity and take them into a thrilling and adventurous world, something children need to experience more and more as an escape from the daily pressures of modern living.
PETER J MURRAY was born and brought up in Rotherham. He left the declining steel industry back in 1979 and entered the teaching profession, taking up a first appointment as a Maths teacher at Aston Comprehensive School. Fifteen years later, Peter progressed to Assistant Head of the famous Cheam School in Berkshire. Since the release of Peter’s first children’s novel Mokee Joe is Coming, his popular and spooky stories have been met with critical acclaim and continue to engage even the most reluctant of readers.
Peter carries out lively and engaging presentations centred around his books in schools across the UK and around the world.