Pongwiffy (A Witch Of Dirty Habits)
My Best Known Work
This is a series about a smelly Witch called Pongwiffy. She lives at Number 1, Dump Edge – a hovel perched on the edge of a rubbish tip in the middle of Witchway Wood. She has a Hamster Familiar called Hugo and a best friend called Sharkadder. There are lots of odd characters in the books – Witches, Wizards, Skeletons, Trolls, Goblins – you name it, they live in Witchway Wood.
There are eight books about Pongwiffy and another two starring characters that live in her world (Crash and Bang and The Dreadful Dragon).
The series first came out with Puffin, with illustrations by Chris Smedley. Then Bloomsbury, with illustrations by Nick Price. And now, I’m delighted to say, Simon and Schuster have republished all the books again as three composite bind-ups, with illustrations by Katy Riddell (see the following “Recent Publications”). If you like funny fantasy, these books are for you.