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About the Author: Martyn Croft

I am a retired Deputy Headteacher who took up writing fantasy/adventure books in late 2007 at the age of 58.

I spent 30 years in education as a Maths lecturer, teacher and finally, a Deputy Headteacher of a large boys' grammar school in Kent. I retired to the Lincolnshire coast in 2007 and the move provided the impetus and motivation to take up writing.


I write for my own pleasure and, hopefully to give others pleasure too. Writing can be like a drug, drowning me in my fantasy world 24/7. I aim for 2000-3000 words per day in a disciplined approach that involves me in my stories; mind, body and soul.

My major influences have been Stephen King and others, but also listening to children and students in a career of 30 years in High School education.

My books are set in the 1960s at the time when I was growing up and provide nostalgia for anyone seeking memories of that era. The fantasy I write about, of course, is timeless!

The greatest pleasure a writer can have is getting a complete stranger to read their work - worth more than monetary royalties. And if that stranger is entertained and finds enjoyment for a few hours or days, then the hard work has all been worth it.

Unusual fantasy/adventure books for all the family by MARTYN CROFT, available now!

Set in 1960s East Anglia in England, this is a series of FOUR books about two teenage boys growing up in an age when it was still possible to believe in fantastic adventures. A mixture of reality and fantasy based in a sleepy seaside town where nothing ever happens; that is until ….

Read all about these magical adventures through the eyes of best friends, Eddie and Len – from ‘The Fantastic Journey’ (available from, with its time-travel through Europe and on to ‘Anywhere and Nowhere’ (available from, with its nostalgic glimpse of railways in the 1960s. Finally, delve into the ghost world with our two heroes in ‘The Haunting of Eddie Compton’ and ‘Heaven on Earth’ (both also available from

Enjoy if you will! These books are suitable for grandparents and grandchildren alike, without any of the contrived situations of science fiction or most fantasy novels. See how reality can be stranger than fantasy and how fantasy is nothing more than an extension of reality.

As an alternative, why not check out the beautiful 2009 calendar of premium studio quality, with a dozen glorious pictures of some of Lincolnshire’s historic churches, dating from the 13th Century. Be the envy of all your friends with this gorgeous addition to any home or office.~~

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Paperback, Published in Nov 2008 by Martyn Croft

ISBN10: 0955987210 | ISBN13: 9780955987212

Page count: 252

This is the third book in a series of 4 adventure/fantasy novels concerning two teenage boys, Eddie and Len. The first, 'The Fantastic Journey' was published by Arima in August 2008(ISBN 978-1-84549-311-0) and is available from their website, or from Amazon. The second, 'Anywhere and Nowhere' (ISBN 978-0-9559872-0-5)is available from 'The Haunting of Eddie Compton' continues the fantastic adventures of the first two books and delves also into the ghost world. Like the first two books, 'The Haunting of Eddie Compton', is suitable for all ages and is a good family read for grandparents and grandchildren alike, particularly for the nostalgia generated by the setting of 1960s East Anglia where boys still dreamed of traditional adventure and Ipods hadn't been invented. The fourth and final book: 'Heaven on Earth' is also now available to buy from

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