A highly spirited young girl … and the Ghosts of Swindleham.


This tale too is free to a good home. Your home? Read on and be enlightened. Entertained. Whatever …

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‘Tabitha’ is the tale of a young girl just starting her own way in life. She’s modern, feisty, and determined in everything she does — regardless of whoever says that she can’t, mustn’t, or (darkly) had better not … and this includes her teachers at school, the prefects, the local mayor, his greedy grasping councillors, politicians, and the armed might of the British Army. Navy too.

MISS TABITHA is one tough little cookie. But she’s not alone, she has her friend Delissimo Snoot (the great inventor) and his adopted son Dazzle; some Ghosts too, and the legendary sword Excalibur. As is often said, “With friends like these, who needs enemies?” but with enemies like hers she will need all the help she can get if she’s to try to prevent the onset of the coming new Dark Age …


for children of all ages. I mean all. It’s written as fiction. But is it fiction?

As they say, You be the judge.





Tabitha Templar


SquirrelAnd if you go there, be warned—

—there’s more to our little Tabby than meets the eye~!





12 thoughts on “TABITHA

  1. Well, Mr. Argus! What a fantabulous book this is! I started reading Tabitha Templar & the Swindelham Spooks just three days ago, but as it’s a real page turner I couldn’t put it down, so to speak, as it’s in PDF format. So, I finished this morning after being up late last night reading about the siege on CCSE4.
    It is extremely well written as is to be expected, and laugh out loud funny. But then you do have a habit of making me spit coffee everywhere from time to time…
    Not a drop of blood or violence in sight, except for ‘Orace’s ghoulish apparitions at times, along with a few other spooks. The underlying story is frightening enough without adding such gory effects.
    I got upset a few times when my computer refused to scroll down to the next page, and I’m equally miffed that the story has now come to an end.
    However, I’m really pleased that Mr. Snoot managed to enjoy his cup of tea finally.

    Why has this not been published…?

    I’ve sent a copy to my daughter Grace who is almost Tabitha’s age, I know she would love this book, being an avid reader. She would also identify with Tabby quite a lot, being a little different from the rest herself, and ridiculously bright just like Tabby. Though I don’t think she can see dead people, that’s more my domain…!

    This would be perfect for the UK market, and very in keeping with a lot of teen books out there at the moment. Full of fantasy, controversy, and real good fun. My hat is off to you, Argie! I can’t wait to read your other books, now that I have all the time in the world on my hands.

    Was there going to be a sequel starring your new characters in the last chapter…?

    1. Oh … wow~!

      After all this time, at last, a reader! Boom boom!

      Ha harrrrr, don’t stop me now, Jim lad—the world’s me oyster, arrrrr … (ye gods, now I’m channelling The Sage) (he hasn’t been around for a while, I think he’s found a wee doxie somewhere in the Carribbeeee).

      Glad you liked it—you might even like Wanda too, although she’s a wee bit entirely different 😉

      1. This is a book that should be read, Argie. Big kids like me all over the world would love it. I can see kids in schools writing book reports about it. 🙂

        I’m guessing you did try to get it published via conventional means?

        Wanda’s up next then…

        Did you and the Spouse manage to get to Gemstone Bay? (Is that what it was called?)

      2. Weather forecast and satellite imagery wrote off Gemstone for us today—it would have been like two ants on a griddle; so we went to Gore instead. I just hope the ‘art deco’ snaps I snup for you turn out …

        I did try conventional publishers and feel at the first hurdles. I might have another look at Apple’s offerings but I think they (like the other online folks) wanted me to sign up with the USA tax people; and I do not want a bar of that. Yuk.

      3. Yeah, I don’t blame you. I wouldn’t trust Apple as far as I could throw them, more in terms of longevity than anything else. They have a wonderful habit of taking perfectly good apps and services and making them obsolete, for no damned reason. So, I would hedge my bets elsewhere for e-publication.
        Shame about Gemstone, but I am very much looking forward to your Art Deco snaps!

        It would seem that most of my own shots of Art Deco Miami taken with my posh Fuji were a bit scuppered on closer inspection, sadly. The camera was doing all manner of strange things while there, and I really thought I would have to send it away again for repairs. Would have been the forth time.
        It would seem however, that the period of respite since returning home and possibly the threat of being sent away again has made it behave once more. It seems back to normal… for now.
        I’ll have to see what I can salvage.


    2. Oops … I did write a sort of sequel starring a whole new bunch of ghosts, new girl, new location … but after all the interest didn’t think anyone would be interested. I may just fish it out and have another look at it … I hope Grace likes it! Boom boom!

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