It is the Year of our Lord 1305, and our hero Big George is still sleeping. Until.. A knight-in-training (Walter) on the run and desperately searching a hiding place literally drops in on George...Once woken George (who is from a planet far away, has blue and green hair, a face that shines like the moon and is the size of several large trees) really isn't quite sure what is happening, but he likes the look of Walter - and even though he can't understand Walter's sorry tale of wrongful imprisonment and running for his life, he decides to stick with him. On the way they pick up Jo, a determined young poacher who is determined to gain her freedom, and together they journey into adventures that climax with the Midsomer Tournament and Walter desperately throwing down a challenge to defeat all the knights at the jousting tournament to save his father's life. A marvellously colourful depiction not only of medieval life, but also of honour, bravery and the completely unexpected effect that Big George always has on the people around him...Written with with wit and sparkle, this is a very funny sequel to 'Big George'.
This is Eric Pringle's second novel for Bloomsbury, his first being 'Big George' which was his first ever novel for children. He has however done many dramatisations for television and radio, including Doctor Who, Thomas Hardy, Joanna Trollope, Joan Aiken and HE Bates. Eric lives in Ledbury, Herefordshire.Colin Paine, the illustrator, has also illustrated 'Big George' and The Conjuror's Cookbook series for Boomsbury. He also has a forthcoming picture book, his first, forthcoming, Arthur's Tractor. Colin lives in Worthing, West Sussex.