A TEACHER at a school in Beaconsfield will be signing his debut book this weekend.
D. S. Affleck, a teacher at Davenies School will be signing copies of The Wish at Beaconsfield Library on Saturday, April 26.
Originally from Southend-on-Sea, the author now works in Beaconsfield and lives near the area with his wife and children.
The book follows the story of 15-year-old Jamie Lomax who moves from London to the countryside.
He is plagued by the usual anxieties of fitting in, making new friends, and talking to girls and after offending the school bully things get works.
When Jamie finds himself stuck at home one weekend, sheltering from his new tormentor and the rain, he comes across a mysterious glass orb which seems effervescent with life.
He soon discovers that the artefact has magical powers; powers only he can activate.
Jamie learns from his enigmatic grandmother that whoever has the ability to unlock the orb’s magic must use their powers to help five other people. In return, they will be granted a single wish.
Though drawn by such temptation, Jamie discovers that the price of failure is high: he risks losing his soul forever.
Mr Affleck, who is already working on a sequel to The Wish, will be book signing tomorrow.