Following a traumatic start in life after the sudden death of his parents, David Lane slowly turns things around. He becomes a champion for those less fortunate and a spokesman for many good causes, while in the shadows there are those determined to undermine his charitable efforts and destroy his hard-fought reputation. David’s high-profile world of support for others is at risk as there are those determined to undermine his valiant efforts. Will they succeed in their evil quest or will the enigmatic playboy win the day, and take his philanthropic endeavours to even greater heights?
Children’s books by John Martin - based in Cheltenham 
ABOUT JOHN MARTIN 
Alfie is a two-year-old toddler living in Battledown Children's Home with Frank, his one-eyed teddy. One Christmas, they decide to take a break from the rigours of Home life and explore the captivating and mysterious world outside with all the risks this evokes. The nation is gripped by the shocking news. But will the pair find their way back to the Home in time for Christmas?
Following Alfie's mysterious disappearance at Christmas with his one-eyed teddy called Frank in ‘The Magical Tales of Alfie and Frank,’ they are found safe and well although not without causing a great deal of upset to Matron and her trusted staff. Here the cheeky pair have an exciting few days in Paris. Read about their naughty antics and how they put the world to rights.
The mischievous toddler,  Alfie, is now back from his adventures in Paris with Frank, his fun-loving teddy.  Alfie is approaching his third birthday and a big party is planned when Cyril's wallet mysteriously disappears. But then during the birthday bash Frank goes missing. But will the lovable teddy turn up in time to save the day?
John Martin has spent most of his working life in the financial services sector and always had a passion for developing fictional plots and stories. Now, as a retired company director, he has had time to put pen to paper, and bring his stories to life. John lives in the UK with his wife and two grown-up daughters.
Fast moving adventure story penned by Cheltenham’s homegrown author and based in the town.  
Some of the book’s royalties will be donated for research into ME/CFS - a debilitating illness affecting 250,000 people in the UK.  
Following a traumatic start in life after the sudden death of his parents, David Lane slowly turns things around. He becomes a champion for those less fortunate and a spokesman for many good causes, while in the shadows there are those determined to undermine his charitable efforts and destroy his hard-fought reputation. David’s high-profile world of support for others is at risk as there are those determined to undermine his valiant efforts. Will they succeed in their evil quest or will the enigmatic playboy win the day, and take his philanthropic endeavours to even greater heights?
Children’s books by John Martin
ABOUT JOHN MARTIN 
Alfie is a two-year-old toddler living in Battledown Children's Home with Frank, his one-eyed teddy. One Christmas, they decide to take a break from the rigours of Home life and explore the captivating and mysterious world outside with all the risks this evokes. The nation is gripped by the shocking news. But will the pair find their way back to the Home in time for Christmas?
Following Alfie's mysterious disappearance at Christmas with his one-eyed teddy called Frank in ‘The Magical Tales of Alfie and Frank,’ they are found safe and well although not without causing a great deal of upset to Matron and her trusted staff. Here the cheeky pair have an exciting few days in Paris. Read about their naughty antics and how they put the world to rights.
The mischievous toddler,  Alfie, is now back from his adventures in Paris with Frank, his fun-loving teddy.  Alfie is approaching his third birthday and a big party is planned when Cyril's wallet mysteriously disappears. But then during the birthday bash Frank goes missing. But will the lovable teddy turn up in time to save the day?
John Martin has spent most of his working life in the financial services sector and always had a passion for developing fictional plots and stories. Now, as a retired company director, he has had time to put pen to paper, and bring his stories to life. John lives in the UK with his wife and two grown-up daughters.
Fast moving adventure story penned by Cheltenham’s homegrown author and based in the town.  
Some of the book’s royalties will be donated for research into ME/CFS - a debilitating illness affecting 250,000 people in the UK.  
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