The story for the family of mice began many, many years ago, when Daffodil Lion and her Mama Flora Lion fell on desperate times after the tragic demise of her Papa, Sunny Lion. Daffodil then met, quite by chance, Rye Grit and was befriended by him. This was to be the start of a lifetime together and a most fortunate move away from poverty in the great city of the Giants to the great house Grantham Hall which Rye Grit found for them, again just by chance, where their five children were born and raised. They found a home in the basement of the great house which was also the start of many adventures for Dandelion, The Family Grit's only son, and his four sisters.
Colin Ingram was born and raised in Hereford a few months after the start of the Second World War, the second youngest of ten children. After leaving school at fifteen years of age he attended night school and college and did various jobs in engineering before being called up for National Service. After enlisting for an extra year in the colours he was demobbed but continued as a part-time soldier with the TA. Colin was for a time a member of 'R' Squadron SAS. The remainder of his working life was in the profession of company line management, rising to the post of General Manager, before finally running his own small company. He is now retired, living in Burnley, and looks after his disabled wife of forty-five years as her full time carer. When he can he spends his free time writing books and gardening.