Old and crumbling it might be, but the derelict cottage contains an amazing secret: an ancient magic power that enables Bryony and her hated stepbrother Edwin to make their wishes come true!


But the children soon discover there are things that even magic cannot fix; and when their plans to rid themselves of each other go wrong, Bryony and Edwin must work together to save Wychetts, and the world, from the clutches of the evil Shadow Clan...

“Dear Mum, we have just moved into our new house, although there’s nothing much new about it. It’s called Wychetts and is falling to bits. There’s no electricity, so I’m having to write this by candlelight. Even worse, I’ve got to share a room with HIM.”

The first book in the Wychetts series

by William Holley

When Bryony and Edwin move into Wychetts, they find they are not the only inhabitants of the derelict old house...


A beautiful cream coloured cat, with a diamond collar and sparkling green eyes, prowls the ground floor...


A ragged jackdaw with a balding head lurks upstairs among the rotting rafters...


And in the garden, a dead tree with a gnarled trunk like an ugly old man’s face greets Bryony on her arrival...


What are these creatures? Why are they here? Have they merely sought shelter in the crumbling cottage, or are they waiting for something?


Waiting for Bryony and Edwin to awaken the ancient power of Wychetts?

Meet the Locals

Thrown together when their parents remarry, Bryony and Edwin have only one thing in common: they hate each other!


Having to live under the same roof would have been bad enough, but when they find their ‘new’ home doesn’t have much of a roof, it seems the children’s lives couldn’t get any worse.


Then an amazing discovery is made, and Bryony and Edwin are presented with a chance to escape from their lives of misery.


But Wychetts is under threat of demolition, and when their new-found powers are taken from them the children must make a choice that will change their lives forever...

Unhappy Families

Wychetts is available now in paperback and multiple eBook formats!