The Danny Canterbury Tales

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The Danny Canterbury Tales is a seven book YA series exploring issues of contemporary teen life amid the deceptively serene surroundings of Amberleigh, a fictional seaside town in the North East of England.

Book one, Chardelia Foss and the River of Fear is published in 2017 and book two, Saffelia Forrest and the Snowfall Grove is set to publish on February 1st 2018.

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See below for the press release for book one:


For immediate release:

YA debut explores the impact of terrorism on first love at high school

November 2017, London

YA author Dominic Jericho publishes his teen debut Chardelia Foss and the River of Fear on the 1st December 2017 in paperback and eBook. The novel is the first in his multi-book coming-of-age series The Danny Canterbury Tales, which will address contemporary issues affecting teenagers.

Book blurb:
“My fate may be a pool or a puddle, a sea or a soup, a rain-cloud or a river, a lake or a long bath. I am water. If you let me, I will carry you everywhere.”

When Danny Canterbury begins his fourth year at St Oliver Plunket’s all he wants is for fellow student Janna Chisely to notice him. But when sinister episodes shake the school, Danny finds himself at the centre of a destructive plot. Can the enigmatic Chardelia Foss help him rescue the truth before it becomes too late?

Chardelia Foss and the River of Fear is a startling debut that explores what life is like for a fifteen-year old boy, as he faces the rigours of growing-up, losing his virginity, aspirations to become a writer while his school experiences a deadly terrorist attack from a hidden source among his students and teachers.

Dominic Jericho has been writing stories since before he was a teen himself. He started with a pencil on a scruffy notepad before rapidly buying up multiple packs of empty exercise books so he could fill them with ideas, lists, concepts and illustrations. He now writes all his novels on a shiny new laptop, which unfortunately has the annoying distraction of an internet connection. Dominic lives in the South East of England. Readers can follow Dominic’s writing by visiting his blog. The blog is stuffed full of interesting book-related reading lists, reviews and lovingly flawed interpretations of literary classics.

Dominic is available for interviews and blog tours, and can supply visuals, blog and sample content upon request at

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