About The Amazing Adventures of Jimmy Crikey by Wallace E Briggs
Ridiculed by the neighbourhood children Jimmy runs away through a forest. He stumbles and falls emerging in an underground world: Roombelow.
Jimmy rescues the town from the curse of the sleeping spell and is ‘adopted’ by Mr McDonald, the Mayor. Witch Matilda and Gemma, the little lady who lives at the bottom of the well, but doesn’t know how she got there, become Jimmy’s best friends.
When Roombelow is in danger of flooding, Jimmy locates the sleeping Weather Man and turns off the torrent.
Then the well in Roombelow dries up. Jimmy and Gemma find the cause and return the giant eel to the sea.
Jimmy visits Aunt Ethel who explains that Jimmy is an orphan from the starworld of Attalia. He could return to Atallia but chooses to stay in Roombelow.
After battling with Erg, the chief troll, Jimmy ends up in a cliff-side world where he discovers the Diamonites, who look very much like Gemma.
Gemma is taken back to meet her family but is kidnapped by the Traders. With the assistance of Witch Ira, Jimmy sets sail on a rescue. Gemma stays with her family while Jimmy returns to Roombelow.
Jimmy decides to visit his birthplace – star world Attalia. The starship automatically heads homeward. On the way, the ship is attacked and destroyed by enemy forces. The Attalian Rescuers pluck Jimmy to safety and he is befriended by Commander, Zaru. On Attalia, Jimmy has no relatives and becomes the guest of President Alpha.
Kursh attacks and there follows a war waged with missiles, lasers and force fields. The Attalian forces succeed in thwarting the onslaught.
Jimmy plans the destruction of the time warp to close the portal between Ock and Attalia. Once continued peace is assured, Jimmy decides to return to his family of friends in Roombelow.
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Wallace was born on the outskirts of Durham City seventy-nine years ago. Married at the age of twenty-one to his childhood sweetheart, Pat, who he first met at the age of eleven, they are now celebrating their fifty eighth wedding anniversary year.
They never strayed more than five-mile distance from the cathedral city until they were almost forty years old with two young boys. Then, employment took the small family to the south coast, E.Sussex, for a decade followed by another ten years in lovely Hampshire.
Employment brought them back North and they are now living on the edge of a small rural town in beautiful East Lancashire, NW England.
An author of children’s books with several works published on Amazon, retirement gave Wallace the time to concentrate on writing.
His latest project is in process of bringing his Jimmy Crikey stories to market in audio book formats.
The fourth Jimmy Crikey fantasy adventure was published in April 2022 and after a brief rest he will decide where to concentrate his declining effort. Perhaps concentrating on a memoir recounting events that moulded his life up to the age of seventeen: the year when he and Pat met for the second time. That was also the year his father died. Or, should Jimmy Crikey number five be considered? One of the characters, Jade the apprentice witch, convinced me that she had a story to be told. And so the fifth in series has begun.
When not ariting or caring for my now disabled wife I relax by playing 20's and 30's music on an electronic Hammond organ, or by painting fantasy scenes onto china plates and firing in my kiln.