World and Animal Stories Stories travel through time, space and across continents

I am often asked for stories from specific countries and different cultures. I love finding new stories and then deciding how to tell them. Every time I travel I come back with books of local folk tales to extend my repertoire.

I was born in Australia (although I was only there for the first fifteen months of my life) so I have an affinity to the stories of the indigenous people from The Dreaming: like 'The Kangaroo who Danced' and 'The Coming of Kookaburra'. I have written a story set in Australia based on a family event that happened when we were there - although of course I was only a baby at the time!

I often tell stories from the collected tales of Grimms and Hans Christian Andersen, but adding my own idiosyncratic interpretations.