“Any boy or girl will find a place in this new children's story.”
Independent Writer's Studio, USA

The Book

'The Mermaid in the Gherkin Jar' is the contemporary story of a 7-year-old boy called Christopher who has cerebral palsy. The condition prevents him from walking without the use of a metal frame.

Christopher has been home-schooled with his twin brother, Oliver, due to his fragility. Finally, his parents decide he is strong enough to attend junior school.

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The Play

In September 2014, a physical theatre production of The Mermaid in the Gherkin Jar produced by Northern Rose won the Flow Salford Snippets competition. Thanks to funding from The Arts Council and some wonderful sponsors it is almost ready.

The ‘Mermaid in the Gherkin Jar’ hit the stage at The Lowry Theatre in Salford in 2015. Read about the incredible journey below.

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The Author

I’m Tony Seymour, the author of The Mermaid in the Gherkin Jar. I grew up in Bolton in the North West of England and I was diagnosed with mild cerebral palsy at the age of 2.

This book is of particular significance to me as it draws on my own experiences at an important period in my life.

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“This book is a must read for anyone. I don’t often read children’s books but this book instantly took me back to my childhood.”
Mark Mayer, Chairman of Worster-Drought Syndrome Support Group

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"This book is a must-read for anyone... a delightful gift for any child."Mark Mayer, UK

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