A Swallows and Amazons or The Railway Children for grown-ups and a perfect Christmas gift Winner of the Authors' Club Best First Novel 'Sagittarius' Award 2004 Press advertising
William Newton is a retired doctor who lives in Oxfordshire. His debut novel, The Two Pound Tram, won the Sagittarius Award, was shortlisted for the Authors' Club Best First Novel and sold over 60,000 copies.
'Rather like Daisy Ashford's The Young Visiters this is a charming, miniature oddity, just right for a Christmas stocking' Sunday Telegraph 'Very occasionally one comes across a book which, in its unexpected delights, inspires one to leap about wild with praise, and rush out to buy copies for friends. This first work by William Newton will surely have this effect ... Their adventures with the tram are both touching and extraordinary ... Newton is a wonderful find, it's my book of the year and I shall give it to everyone for Christmas' Spectator 'I predict that this book will become something of a cult ... it goes on haunting the reader's imagination long after he has put the book down ... I loved it' Country Life 'The Two Pound Tram is a necklace of miracles, each more beautiful and unbelievable than the last. That it may be author William Newton's memoir may be the most dazzling miracle of all' Los Angeles Times