The Mattress Staircase

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iBooks version now available.
I am looking into getting a paperback version available soon.

There! The other hand felt the same cold-crack and with both hands now moving quickly in a small space he was sure there was an actual crack in his bed mattress. It was colder than regular bedroom air, and a faint draft was coming from it. He pressed his hands down into his bed and released them and there it still was. His mattress had something wrong with it. His mattress had a crack in it. His mattress was cracked, broken, dangerous.

Excerpt from Chapter 1: A Hole in Sleep

Cover illustration by Magdalena Almero Nocea

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A night-time adventure for James

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James is playing in his room late one evening. His dad comes in and tells him it's time for bed because tomorrow will be a busy day. Reluctantly James gets under the covers.

But as he lies under the covers, James’ fingertips feel an oddness in his mattress. He examines and presses it exposing a large hole that reveals a floating mattress below in the darkness. James jumps down onto the floating mattress and sees another floating mattress below that and another and another…

Follow James on his night-time adventures jumping down mattresses and discovering strange characters and places at the bottom of The Mattress Staircase.

ebook info

  • Identical content to the paperback version.
  • ebook format with chapter links.
  • Supplied with The Mattress Staircase cover image.
  • ISBN: 9780956479297
  • Available on Amazon Kindle
  • Available on ibooks

Paperback info (provisional)

  • 110 pages, 132mm x 197mm x 7mm.
  • ISBN: 9780956479280
  • Available on Amazon (maybe)

The Mattress Staircase — chapter list

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A Hole in Sleep
Three Toy Test
Crouch, Jump, Land
The Other Shed
Introductions
Beach Corner
Pupilage
The Mistress of Expression
Sha-TING!
The Lab Shed
Matron, Delete
The Final Experiment
Whistling Pattern
U and Non-U
Black Apertifs
First Course
Second Course
Towering Jelly
Return to Morning

James gasped as he saw another mattress below in the darkness. It was like his own, he thought, in size and shape with the same blue bed sheet wrapped tightly around it. It was slightly off to one side and he had to really struggle and stretch to lean over and see it. James pulled himself back upright and looked at his own mattress with its peculiar colour and markings. He then peered back into the square hole to compare his mattress once again with the one below in the darkness.

Excerpt from Chapter 1: A Hole in Sleep

the mattress staircase
e-book / paperback

The Mattress Staircase on Amazon Kindle

The Mattress Staircase on ibooks