Fluke & The Bannajee

Press Release        

For Immediate Release December 2015 (378 Word, Book Review/Article)

–  Fluke and The Bannajee  –

eBook, and Audio Book, read by award winning actress, Sophie Thompson,

will be launched in 2016


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Paperback ISBN 978-0-9576318-2-3
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Complimentary press copy available on request


There are nearly as many stories about

Fluke & The Bannajee

as there are stars in the sky.

These are just the first four.

No-one knows where The Bannajee comes from

or why he lives with Fluke.

Toddy does!


This unique children’s book is due for release on 1st January 2016.

With over eighty illustrations these quirky tales have already been described as, ‘a Winne The Pooh for the modern world’.

Fluke and The Bannajee’s adventures are urbane yet ordinary. They explore ordinary life in a most extraordinary and enchanting way.  Primarily written for 6-12 yr olds these stories will delight and amuse readers of all ages.




‘Who is The Bannajee?’ I hear you ask. And that’s a difficult question. Let’s start with what he looks like.

First of all, he’s big. The kind of big that has to stoop to get in a room. That big. He has a body covered in light-brown fur. And a head with only four hairs on it. Don’t ask me why, that’s all he has.

The Bannajee’d be really, really lonely if he didn’t live with Fluke.

‘Who’s Fluke?’

  1. Fluke’s a boy. He likes to think he’s cool. Like most boys, he tries to dress as though he is. And The Bannajee lives in his house.

Now how this strange situation came about, no-one knows. But that’s it.

Fluke’s in charge and The Bannajee doesn’t mind. In fact, he’s a bit relieved. He’s got a lot to learn and Fluke’s a good teacher. For a teenager.

These stories are their adventures.

I hope you like them.


About the Author:

Paul Todd Writes songs, musicals and music for the theatre. He has been involved in 185 shows including 33 world premieres and written scores for 19 West End shows.

Paul spent many years as a partner of Sir Alan Ayckbourn in Scarborough. He was Musical Director of The Royal National Theatre for 4 years and has lectured at Leeds University, New York University, the University of Massachusetts, The City Literary Institute, and the Faculty of Performance Arts at Bretton Hall.

Paul has played with numerous musicians including Graham Bond, Sting, Dave Newton, and Peter Straker. ‘Fluke and The Bannajee’ is Toddy’s first set of stories for children.

There are many, many more to come.

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