About the Book
John Hughes was born in 1920 and served in the Royal Marines during the Second World War. He remained in the Royal Marines until 1957, travelling with his young family to places as diverse as Jamaica, Bermuda and Singapore. To entertain his daughter Vanessa during long sea voyages he started to make up stories about a rather old fashioned but charming elf called Jiminy Tish. Some years later his daughter illustrated his stories.