Ian Buttle was born in Kent. After completing teacher training in Leicester, he taught in a secondary school in North London for some years. He married and moved to Denmark in the mid 70s, in search of a new challenge. He taught there for a number of years until his retirement. He has two daughters and six grandchildren, with whom he has a close and loving relationship.
Eleven-year-old Billy Barnes lives with his parents and elder sister, Julia. He is usually a happy boy and spends most of his time with one of his best friends, Ali Patel.However, Billy has a problem. A big problem! He was stopped by some older boys as he was on his way home from school. One of them...