Alastair Simpson was brought up in a mining community in County Durham in the 1950s before going on to train as a teacher specialising in French and History. He was a primary school teacher for over 37 years and started writing after retirement.
A lover of outdoor activities, he lives with his wife of over 45 years and has one son.
Fred is a small boy who lives with his mum and dad and big brother, Jim. After a farm visit with his school, Fred develops an itch. To his horror, peculiar and dramatic changes then begin to occur to his body and the dreadful thought that he may be turning into a chicken starts to become real. When...