Wendy Percival

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If you're Devon based,  you can buy the Esme books at:

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Death of a Cuckoo

FT article A death down under

A death down under


In May Family Tree Magazine published my article about the tragic story of  my husband's Great-great grandfather, Charles Gabriel Baker and his fateful journey to Australia.


Click on the image to read what happened to Charles, and the traumatic consequences for his young family.

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a short eBook novel featuring Esme Quentin published by sBooks,

a new imprint of SilverWood Books.

A letter. A photograph. A devastating truth.


Gina Vincent is horrified to discover that everything she’s ever known is based on a lie.


Shocked and disorientated, she engages genealogy detective Esme Quentin to help her search for answers, ill prepared for the terrifying consequences which lie ahead. Read more...