Wally and Jeffery
Wally and Jeffery started out as characters from a children's telelvision pilot produced in 1999. It unfortunately never made it to the television screens in the UK. However, the naughty orphans wouldn't go away and are now the centre of a new book and video series on Youtube.
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It's the summer holidays and the children of Snod Hill orphanage are sent away for six weeks to stay with relations or friends of the orphanage across the country. Wally and Jeffery, two of the naughtiest boys at Snod Hill, miss the special transport provided. They are destined to spend the entire summer holidays at the sombre orphanage with the hated matron, Mrs Simebottom. Wiffybum, as the boys nickname her, is feared and not without good reason. She makes the orphans life hell during term time. She is very fond of corporal punishment and find any excuse to beat the children.
Wally and Jeffery, along with their friend, Deidrie Dimple, hatch a plan to escape the terrible clutches of Mrs Slimebottom. The decided they will build a car out of the odds and sods around the orphanage. Mr Lowery, the caretaker, helps them and soon the three youngsters are travelling south from Shropshire in the West Midlands towards Lyme Regis in Dorset.
Things do not go to plan and before they know it, the children are wanted by the police, in charage of a runnaway barge on the Rover Severn and up against a fiendish gang of bank robbers. Will they ever get to stay with their aunt and uncle at the seaside before the summer holidays are over?
Escape From Snod Hill is not yet published, but will be released later this year, 2016.