Swingewood is a collection of six short stories for older children. They follow the adventures of a group of school friends living in Minster Hill, Worcestershire in the Edwardian period before the First World War May French is the only girl in the group and it is her thoughts and feelings which link the collection. The reader can enjoy the heroism of "Swingeing", the humour of "Gobstopper" to the crime thrill of "Where's Frankie". The collection is aimed to appeal to readers of nine to fourteen years of age and above. They are good material for story time with other school children, encouraging interest and learning about life and conditions of childhood before the Great War. A second set of stories is planned.