The Ice Cream Time Machine

by David Barry


ISBN: 9781849897013
  • Word Count29,887
  • Page Count105
  • IllustrationsNone

When they visit their Uncle Vince, little do Bridget and her younger brother Robert know that today will be a day like no other as they join him in hair-raising escapades, travelling across infinite space and thousands of years, accompanied by Leonardo, their uncle’s Irish wolfhound, the coolest dog in the universe! During this adventure of a lifetime, they soon discover how dangerous life can be in other centuries, and when they become separated from their time machine, the time travellers wonder if they will ever find their way back to the 21st Century and home.

About the Author

David Barry has been an actor for more than 40 years having started as a child actor, performing in a film with Tyrone Power, and working on stage with Paul Scofield, Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh. He played Frankie Abbott in the 70s sitcoms Please, Sir! and Fenn Street Gang, and his first broadcast TV script was for Fenn Street Gang. In the '80s he wrote for Keep It in the Family for Thames TV, and has appeared in countless theatre and TV productions, including episodes of The Bill and A Mind to Kill, and played in dozens of pantomimes, usually playing Dame. His first novel, Each Man Kills, (Gomer Press) a police thriller, was published in 2002. His autobiography, Flashback (Authorsonline), was published in 2006, and includes his childhood memoirs of touring Europe in Titus Andronicus in1957 with Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh with the first British theatre company to perform behind the Iron Curtain. He continues to work as an actor and recently performed in his own play A Friend of Ronnie's, about Ronnie Biggs and the Great Train Robbery which played at Trinity Theatre, Tunbridge Wells and Sarah Thorne Theatre Club, Broadstairs. He has two grown up children and lives in Tunbridge Wells, Kent.