A LOCAL author is giving children the exciting chance to set sail alongside Admiral Nelson in his latest book, Time Travelling Toby and the Battle of Trafalgar.

The book, written by Graham Jones, is the second instalment of his Time Travelling Toby series, and is aimed at entertaining young children but also educating them as well.

“I love history,” says Graham. “And I love passing that passion on to others – the interaction we have had with children when we have taken the books into schools and presented our workshop at festivals has been amazing.

“It’s a fun way of learning about important historical events. Children love playing pretend, and what’s more exciting than pretending to travel in time?”

Graham, who lives in Winchcombe with his wife Keston and three children, has been delighted with the response to Time Travelling Toby.

“As a father I knew that there was a place for a different kind of book, one that children would enjoy but could also educate about key historical events in an entertaining way,” he added.

The book is available from selected independent book shops around the Cotswolds, via Amazon or timetravellingtoby.com.