SELF ISOLATION OFFER - Volumes One to Five of The Legend of Mermaids Tears - Perfect children's books or summer reading for sea glass fans.

SELF ISOLATION OFFER - Volumes One to Five of The Legend of Mermaids Tears - Perfect children's books or summer reading for sea glass fans.


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Printed book, Durable Cover, Custom Made, Vibrant Illustrations, Childrens Book, Early Learning, Made in the UK, High Quality Thick Paper, Securely Packaged, Premium Product, silk finish paper, perfect bound, historical facts



In the current climate, with so many unknowns, we should all do our bit to help our fellow humans.
One aspect of this is the problem of keeping children amused and interested while schools are closed or whole families are self-isolating.

For this reason I've decided that for the duration of this emergency, I am slashing the price of my book bundle to £30, but that's not all.

With each bundle I shall include a copy of my memory card game, Trebls, which can be played solo or for up to three players. (There are more details on, but do return here for the offer itself.)

The bundle will be posted within a day or two of receiving the order and will reach you quickly, unless things change regarding postal deliveries - which is not anticipated at all.

For those of you who already have book one - there's an option of buying a smaller bundle of books 2-5 with the same free copy of Trebls.

The books are not only for children, as the story would interest sea glass fans of all ages, and is beautifully illustrated by my daughter-in-law, Becky Bumble, who also has a store here on etsy.

So whether you're self-isolating, or maybe just missing the many sea glass events that have been or may be cancelled, or perhaps if you were planning to come to Seaham this year, then let us bring a flavour of Seaham to you.

One more thing - we'll deliver to the US for free as well!

More importantly - take care of yourselves, and each other.

FOR SEPERATE VOLUMES, visit my other store on Etsy -

This listing is a chance to catch up with a discounted purchase price for the five books. Don't miss it.

The books are aimed at young readers, or as a bedtime story book, with early learning a priority. The story is a fantasy but refers to real history and follows the birth and growth of the coastal town of Seaham, once a thriving industrial town, now a commuter town for Sunderland and elsewhere, and known more for it's sea glass and beaches than it's true history. Learning can be fun!

This five volume set is being released over two years, courtesy of Kickstarter funding,to tell the story of Seaham, and the reason that it has become such an important site for finding Mermaid's Tears - Seaglass pebls that resemble tears and found in a variety of colours. Of course the easy answer is to say that they are formed from discarded glass, and the presence of a bottleworks on the cliffs at Seaham would certainly lead to this conclusion, but...

Just imagine, if you will, that Mermaid's Tears are real. Imagine that somewhere just offshore there are a number of mermaids living together, maybe even sisters, whose job it is to look after the local wildlife, the sea floor and the environment, despite the best efforts of the Victorians and their push to Industrialise the country. Who can say that this isn't the real story?

Add to this mix a local sailor, a Pirate it appears from his dress, who encounters one such mermaid and as a result his life changes forever. You will be asked to imagine yourself in the shoes of this Pirate or of a Mermaid and to imagine what you would do and feel if you lived in this period.

Book one - covers the period from 1805 to the middle of the century, the era that saw Seaham grow from virtually nothing into a thriving harbour community, attracting industry and people at an incredible rate, as well as railways carrying coal from many local mines. How the town began is a remarkable story of coincidence, foresight and determination.

Book two continues the story with the second half of the nineteenth century. A massive growth in industrialisation causes problems of pollution, damage to the environment and accidents. There's also some surprises in store and Jack finally gets up the nerve to try his hand at being a pirate - well sort of! We also see the next two mermaids being born, Coral and Marina. Learn about them as they find their new home fascinating to explore.

Book three - this book - continues through the troubled first half of the 20th Century and included two World Wars, both of which had an effect on Seaham and the North East coastline, from U-Boat attacks to bombardments carried out by Battleships, Zeppelins dropping bombs to an attempt to destroy Seaham harbour that went horribly wrong. A devastating time for everyone.

Book four takes us into an era of peace, for Seaham at least, and a chance to begin clearing up after decades of industrial abuse, bombing, mine-laying, pollution and massive disturbances to the sea life. As the mermaids work to make the area habitable, Jack concentrates on trying to communicate with the mermaids and help them to become better understood by humans, no easy task.

Book five concludes our story and is scheduled to become available on November 25 2018 - in this volume the story is brought up to date and concludes with an unexpected twist. See how Jack deals with the ever quickening pace of the modern world, while the mermaids find an unexpected problem.

Each book is illustrated by Becky Bumble who features on Etsy in her own right as well as working with me on numerous projects, including my Mermaid Cards and Sights of Seaham Print. The books are self-published and there is a limited print run of 1000 copies in perfect bound softcover form. Once these are sold, the book will continue to sell as an ebook, in PDF format on a separate listing that i shall create.

You can request a dedication and I am happy to sign the book for you at no additional cost.

A perfect gift for Christmas or Birthdays, either for a child, or an adult who is a fan of Sea Glass, Mermaids or Pirates. Launched on June 10th, the book will quickly sell out, so don't delay.

Purchasers will be added to a mailing list for notification of future volumes.

Any questions, please convo me. For larger quantities please convo me for a custom order.

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Arianne 05 Jun, 2019

5 out of 5 stars
Books were amazing quality, bright and beautiful! Quick shipping!

Francoise O. 22 Jun, 2019

5 out of 5 stars

cheriheath 03 Mar, 2020

5 out of 5 stars
What a stunning and unique piece, and a real conversation starter. And that color! Sea glass is a metaphor for life - if a small piece of glass can survive decades of being tossed in the ocean, we can survive our own storms.

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