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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 Jun 2009 by Martyn Croft

ISBN10: 0955987245 | ISBN13: 9780955987243

A tale of mystery and imagination set in 1970's East Anglia where nothing is what it seems. There was a history of strange phenomena in young Ed Compton-Jones' family. He was not a normal boy. He had strange powers and sometimes he seemed to be in another world. He knew things that he wasn't supposed to know. How would he use those powers? Would it be for good or evil? A disturbing tale of dreams and fantasy set in and around a sleepy East Anglian seaside town in 1970's England.

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