Thomas O'Brien

Gentleman-about-town inclined to delightfully original stories and adventures, be they absurd, fleeting or fearsome. Believing firm that sheer originality and strength of imagination in developing and executing a story to be paramount in telling tales, I invite one and all to read my stories, the central characters being Charles and Elizabeth Mountbatten of Oxford. A guaranteed delight, 1930s 1:12 scale.

My Published Books

  • A chance encounter prompts Matthew, a friend of Charles, to telephone and guide Charles to page twelve of the day's newspaper. The newspaper has issued a challenge in the form of a mathematics competition. Investigating further, Charles learns that the mathematics competition is based on an obscure branch of mathematics. Speculation and intrigue abound as Charles employs his formidable skills with numbers. A most delightful, albeit swot territory romp, 1930s 1:12 scale.
    19629
    408 
  • Charles, in a bit of a pickle, needs tomato sauce pronto. Having the necessary equipment on hand, Charles sets to it. A basic tutorial on how to make your own fresh tomato sauce, 1930s 1:12 scale.
    718
    61 
  • Having just discovered that Professor Zwiebel's work has actually been the development of a thinking machine, Charles and Elizabeth travel once again to London to take part in the very first energising of this wondrous new creation. Is it possible that such a thing could possibly work? A huge leap forward in technological development is promised if indeed a creation like this will work. A fascinating tale of the infancy of computing, 1930s 1:12 scale.
    1723
    53 
  • An unexpected telephone call from the organiser of the mathematics competition prompts Charles and Elizabeth to travel to London. Further mystery abounds as the motive behind the mathematics competition is unveiled. A most intriguing continuation of part 1 of The Mathematics Competition, 1930s 1:12 scale.
    2048
    116 
  • Intrigue and excitement abounds as Charles and Elizabeth discover an old treasure map. A three part series, 1930s 1:12 scale.
    17893
    249 
  • Having discovered a huge blue diamond, unparalleled in both size and splendour, Charles and Elizabeth decide to donate the diamond to a local museum. Will the transaction be as seamless as expected, or perhaps are other parties interested in such a treasure? Find out in this delightful conclusion to 'The Treasure Map' series.
    2116
    99 
  • Having discovered a treasure map, Charles and Elizabeth make passage for Shipwreck Island. Not knowing what they will unearth, Charles and Elizabeth duly follow their treasure map across treacherous territory - will X indeed mark the spot? A most intriguing read, 1930s 1:12 scale.
    1933
    98 
  • Captain George Burtles of the Royal Air Force (R.A.F.), needing an improved fuel for a new type of jet aircraft, telephones Elizabeth to engage her help. Elizabeth, using her skills as an industrial chemist, obliges the captain's request. But what manner of aircraft would necessitate such a fuel? Speculation abounds, but Elizabeth presses on nonetheless. A most intriguing read, 1930s 1:12 scale.
    1821
    102 
  • Charles and Elizabeth find themselves having a bit of a dull morning. Charles suggests a bit of lavender picking, to brighten not only the house but their mood as well. A delightful little romp that sees Charles and Elizabeth set forth in search of lavender, 1930s style. A guaranteed little treat of a read for all.
    506
    43 
  • Pining for his dearest, and eager to have an excuse to take his new motor-car out, Charles sets out for the railway station. Elizabeth, equally longing for her beloved, is soon to arrive. A most delightful surprise ensues! A guaranteed little treat of a read, 1930s 1:12 scale style.
    470
    46 

Books I Like

  • A chance encounter prompts Matthew, a friend of Charles, to telephone and guide Charles to page twelve of the day's newspaper. The newspaper has issued a challenge in the form of a mathematics competition. Investigating further, Charles learns that the mathematics competition is based on an obscure branch of mathematics. Speculation and intrigue abound as Charles employs his formidable skills with numbers. A most delightful, albeit swot territory romp, 1930s 1:12 scale.
    19629
    408 
  • Charles, in a bit of a pickle, needs tomato sauce pronto. Having the necessary equipment on hand, Charles sets to it. A basic tutorial on how to make your own fresh tomato sauce, 1930s 1:12 scale.
    718
    61 
  • Having just discovered that Professor Zwiebel's work has actually been the development of a thinking machine, Charles and Elizabeth travel once again to London to take part in the very first energising of this wondrous new creation. Is it possible that such a thing could possibly work? A huge leap forward in technological development is promised if indeed a creation like this will work. A fascinating tale of the infancy of computing, 1930s 1:12 scale.
    1723
    53 
  • An unexpected telephone call from the organiser of the mathematics competition prompts Charles and Elizabeth to travel to London. Further mystery abounds as the motive behind the mathematics competition is unveiled. A most intriguing continuation of part 1 of The Mathematics Competition, 1930s 1:12 scale.
    2048
    116 
  • Intrigue and excitement abounds as Charles and Elizabeth discover an old treasure map. A three part series, 1930s 1:12 scale.
    17893
    249 
  • Having discovered a huge blue diamond, unparalleled in both size and splendour, Charles and Elizabeth decide to donate the diamond to a local museum. Will the transaction be as seamless as expected, or perhaps are other parties interested in such a treasure? Find out in this delightful conclusion to 'The Treasure Map' series.
    2116
    99 
  • Having discovered a treasure map, Charles and Elizabeth make passage for Shipwreck Island. Not knowing what they will unearth, Charles and Elizabeth duly follow their treasure map across treacherous territory - will X indeed mark the spot? A most intriguing read, 1930s 1:12 scale.
    1933
    98 
  • Captain George Burtles of the Royal Air Force (R.A.F.), needing an improved fuel for a new type of jet aircraft, telephones Elizabeth to engage her help. Elizabeth, using her skills as an industrial chemist, obliges the captain's request. But what manner of aircraft would necessitate such a fuel? Speculation abounds, but Elizabeth presses on nonetheless. A most intriguing read, 1930s 1:12 scale.
    1821
    102 
  • Charles and Elizabeth find themselves having a bit of a dull morning. Charles suggests a bit of lavender picking, to brighten not only the house but their mood as well. A delightful little romp that sees Charles and Elizabeth set forth in search of lavender, 1930s style. A guaranteed little treat of a read for all.
    506
    43 
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