1904 – Alexandra Palace, London
When sixteen-year-old Dolly Shepherd is offered the chance to take to the sky in a hot-air balloon, there’s no way she’s going to turn it down. Even though the pilot actually plans for her to jump out of the balloon and plummet back to earth using just a flimsy parachute.
For Dolly, it’s the start of a sensational career. But the life of an aeronaut is as dangerous as it is daring, and there will be many narrow escapes along the way…
A re-imagining of the true-life adventures of a fearless aeronaut of the twentieth century, the amazing Dolly Shepherd.
Published by Barrington Stoke
The story behind the dedication
“For Leila of Ally Pally”
The lovely Leila has been a fan of my books for a long time now, and like me, she lives right beside Alexandra Palace. So she was the perfect person for a dedication in this book!