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Claire Fayers grew up in South Wales where, thanks to her local library, she developed a lifelong obsession with myth and magic. Her books include the Accidental Pirates, Storm Hound, and the Carnegie-nominated Welsh Fairy Tales, Myths and Legends. Her latest novel, Tapper Watson and the Quest for the Nemo Machine (Firefly Press, September) is a mash-up of Greek myth and science fiction where Swansea is the capital of Earth. Claire still lives in South Wales. When she’s not writing, she spends her time visiting schools and libraries to share her love of stories.

Claire Fayers - Tapper Watson and the Quest for the Nemo Machine

'Tapper Watson and the Quest for the Nemo Machine' by Claire Fayers

Tapper Watson is just an ordinary Erisean boy who loves adventure stories. But when one of his sixty-seven cousins sends him away on a smugglers’ submarine through the River Lethe to other worlds, he just wants to go home again.

On an unscheduled visit to Earth he meets Fern Shakespeare and a talking plant called Morse, and their adventures begin. But chased through worlds by a pair of trigger-happy lobster mobsters in search of the mysterious Nemo Machine, Tapper begins to realise that he might not be so ordinary after all…